We rarely thing of the ordinary actions of everyday as prayer. Yet throughout the New Testament we are called to pray always, to enter into the presence of God who is with us in the dailyness of our every day. ‘In Him, we live and move and have our being’ (Acts 17:28)
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me.
Fr. Barré says ‘the active and contemplative life should become one’ then our whole life can become an experience of God. We will encounter Him in the joys and the difficulties.
Our prayer at times can be difficult but the ‘Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit intercedes for us' (Rom.8:26). It is prayer that gives strength to whatever we have to do.
Mary never ceased to contemplate the action of God in herself and in her people.
‘He has done great things for me.
He puts down the mighty,
He raises up the lowly' (Luke 1: 49-52)
Pause and take time to pray…