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prayer is a place

I love these thoughts from Rohr.  -MDP-

Prayer is a psychological place, a spiritual place, a place where we go to get out of ourselves, a place created and inhabited by God.  Whatever disciplines can help us to get to where reality can get at us (the Real in its ultimate sense being God) I would call prayer.  That opens up many possibilities and styles.

Prayer is whatever calls us to detach from our own self, from our own compulsions and addictions, from our own ego, from our own “place.”   We are all too trapped in our own places by virtue of the egocentricity of the human person.  In prayer the Spirit entices us outside of our narrow comfort zone.  No wonder we avoid prayer:  We have to change places.

from Catholic Agitator, “Finding a Place for Prayer”

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  1. Jory
    October 3, 2012 at 5:43 am

    oh yeah….i like this one…awesome way to explain….i pray when i run, its exhausting

    • October 3, 2012 at 7:23 am

      interesting… i have to pray in order to run. lol

      • DG
        October 3, 2012 at 7:28 am

        … you don’t run! unless of course you’re going to “run to the store” for Ms. Patti. 🙂

        THX for this MDP… Thoughts like these help me to feel a little more crazy and aligned all at the same time.

        xo

      • October 3, 2012 at 8:25 am

        Actually… I do run. I need discipline. Like it or not. xo

  2. C Buckner
    October 3, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Good word, and it ties in perfectly with my devos this morning:) Thanks

  3. Dave & Sara
    October 3, 2012 at 9:01 am

    that’s such an encouragement for not settling for less than that!!

  4. Ray
    October 3, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Thank you! Love!

  5. October 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Amen

  6. October 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    word!

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