"Prayer is not introspection. It is not a scrupulous, inward-looking analysis of our own thoughts and feelings but it is a careful attentiveness to the Presence of Love personified inviting us to an encounter. Prayer is the presentation of our thoughts— reflective thoughts, as well as daydreams, and night dreams—to the One who receives them, sees them in the light of unconditional love, and responds to them with divine compassion. This context of thinking in the Presence, of conversation and dialogue with Love, is the joyful affirmation of our gentle Companion on the journey with God (Higher Power/Goddess/Spirit) who knows our minds and hearts, our goodness and our beauty, our darkness and our light." - Henri Nouwen
I love this photo...it reminds me of the countless prayers people ask daily or put out into the universe. It reminds me how diverse prayer can be for each person. You may not define yourself by one religion or direction, but you can still pray, offer up intentions and give positive energy to those in need.
How do you pray for others?
Can you stop in your day to see what others as asking of you and be that prayer?
Do you pause to acknowledge your own personal prayer requests?
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