Reflection of the Week - 13th September 2022

Posted in Faith


What is Prayer?

Prayer is intimacy with the Great Mystery.

Be every moment aware of the Presence – how you are loved!

She takes off Her wings to heal you, He surrenders everything for your sake. At all times in every hidden, open place, It lives in your deep soul’s core, It moves in your moving and acts through your skin and the skin or bark or shell of all living beings – forms of angels, and also of water, rocks, and fire.

So be awake to the life that is loving you and sing your prayer, laugh your prayer, dance your prayer, run and weep and sweat your prayer, sleep your prayer, eat your prayer, paint, sculpt, hammer and read your prayer, sweep, dig, rake, drive and hoe your prayer, garden and farm and build and clean your prayer, wash, iron, vacuum, sew, embroider and pickle your prayer, compute, touch, bend and fold, but never delete or mutilate your prayer.

Source: Alla Renee Bozarth, from Moving to the Edge of the World by Alla Renee Bozarth, iUniverse 2003 (republished from Stillpoint Newsletter 8th September, 2022).



More from Faith

Subscribe to receive Faith articles by email >


Reflection of the Week - 6th September 2022

What a shock! How does Luke 14:25-33 fit with the God of love, having life and living it abundantly, honouring your mother and father, and loving your neighbour?


Reflection of the Week - 20th September 2022

In Mirabai Starr’s book ‘Saint John of the Cross: Luminous Darkness,’ she highlights four major themes found in the writings of John of the Cross (1542–1591): longing, silence, unknowing and love. This meditation focuses on these four enduring mystical themes.


Reflection of the Week - 27th September 2022

Listening is much more than allowing another to talk while waiting for a chance to respond. Listening is paying full attention to others and welcoming them into our very beings.


Comments (3)