Further Musings on Prayer

From Thomas Keating…taken from “The Theological Basis of Centering Prayer,” Intimacy with God

“Where does [prayer] come from? 

It is rooted in God’s life within us.

I don’t think that we reflect about this truth nearly enough.  We participate as human beings in God’s life just by being alive, but much more through grace…This stream of divine love that is constantly renewed…is infused into us through grace.  We know this by our desire for God.  That desire, however it may be battered by the forces of daily life, manifests itself in the effort that we make to develop a life of prayer and a life of action that is penetrated by prayer.”

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