Monday, December 21, 2009
"The Christian mystics teach us that there should always be more waiting than striving in our prayer."
--Abbot Christopher Zielinski
I remember thinking that the more effort I put into my prayer the more pleased God would be with it. A lot of people talk about distractions at prayer and about not working hard enough at it. This time of Advent and especially these days right before Christmas are good days to learn that the better part of prayer is waiting. We sit ourselves down and take time out and let God take over. Prayer is God's work. Our part is waiting.
This view stopped me in my tracks this morning and made me be still.