This afternoon I spent some time meditating on these gentle, beautiful and wise words from Mother Teresa–
“MY SECRET IS A VERY SIMPLE ONE:
“PRAYER IS A JOY. Prayer is the sunshine of God’s love, prayer is hope of eternal happiness, prayer is the burning flame of God’s love for you and for me. Let us pray for each other, for this is the best way to love one another.”
“Even when we sin or make a mistake, let’s allow that to help us grow closer to God. Let’s tell him humbly, “I know I shouldn’t have done this, but even this failure I offer to you.”
“Try speaking directly to God. Just speak. Tell him everything, talk to him. He is our father, he is father to us all whatever religion we are. We have to put our trust in him and love him, believe in him, work for him. And if we pray we will get all the answers we need.”
Quotes from: Everything Starts from Prayer; Mother Teresa’s Meditations on Spiritual Life for People of all Faiths.
Prayer hasn’t always been a part of my life. For years and years, even as a believer, prayer was virtually non-existent in my world. Now I see that my very life depends on being connected with God. Without prayer I would be trapped in my same old self destructive behaviors. For so long I missed opportunities to serve and to love all of God’s kids. Today I get to experience love in a completely new and powerful way. Mother Teresa joyfully believed, ”the best way to love one another is to pray for each other.” I’m so thankful that prayer is part of my world now.
Do you have something specific that you’d like prayer for? Please feel free to contact me anytime. I would be honored to pray with you or for you.