A Simple Heart

 Our prayer life needs to move from being mechanical and extrinsic to being mystical and intrinsic. Prayer is the natural expression of the friendship that exists between myself and God, a friendship initiated in love by God. A simple heart is a heart where God is. A simple heart is a pure heart, a heart willing to surrender itself to the will of God. The only thing standing between me and God is me. To pray is to surrender your own power. When you enter into prayer you must leave your self behind.

Contemplation cultivates a spirit of receptivity and a listening heart. To enter fully into silence, we need to drop all preoccupations, being awake only to the presence of the moment.

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