What to say…Oh, What to say…

Next week I’m giving a short talk on prayer to adults.  I’ve done it before, I have something prepared, and the reflections and thoughts from your blog posts help to inspire me.  The problem is, however, the older I get, the more I realize that my words fall short.

Oh sure, I can define prayer, describe what it ‘looks’ like, even present many different types, kinds and methods of prayer……but, I cannot give them the ‘experience’ of prayer.  That is too intimate and too sacred.

Every relationship begins with boundaries and guidelines.  Even the Chosen People were given the Ten Commandments to help them get started.  But then, if your heart is open, the relationship takes over and everything else falls away. 

Prayer is the invitation, the embrace, the knowing.   Prayer is the heart’s voice in the Love Story.

6 thoughts on “What to say…Oh, What to say…

  1. Good luck with your presentation, Andie. I know the Spirit will speak through you and tell these adults what each needs to hear.

    This morning I read something about Jesus longing for our friendship, for lack of a better word, thirsting for our/my presence. Wow… This puts prayer into a different light.

    Most of all, it’s so good to have you here!!!!!

    1. Thanks for your vote of confidence and your kindness, Claire! Thirsting for our presence – wow, is right! We have much to learn about love, I think!

  2. Andie, I really appreciate the last line of your post: “Prayer is the heart’s voice in the love story”. Our relationship with God is definitely the best love story of all.

    I agree with Claire that the Holy Spirit will speak through you and the adults will see that you are in love and that will speak much louder than any words!

    God bless.

  3. Andie, I am way behind in replying to your posts. There are loads and I am so slow.
    i love this post and I’m so glad you are back posting and in especially fine form too. Good luck with your presentation- they are very lucky people to have you.
    Blessings for this special day.

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