Talking With God in Everyday Life

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Have you ever noticed that there are lots of ways we humans talk with each other?

-Sometimes we sit face-to-face and discuss serious things.

-Sometimes we work alongside each other and conversation helps move the work along.

-Sometimes we busily call instructions from another room.

-Sometimes we just sit quiet and are “with” the other person.

I think that we can talk to God in these ways, also.

-Sometimes we sit and have “devotional prayer time”.

-Sometimes we’re working and chatting with him about the work, or asking for Help, or complaining to Him about it…

-Sometimes we cry out for help while dashing about daily life.

-Sometimes we sit quietly and listen to Him, or just sit and be “with” Him.

I think this is part of what Brother Lawrence was explaining in the classic, “The Practice of the Presence of God”. We are always with God and He with us, so we should get into the mindset of noticing and keeping the communication going- in lots of different ways.

6 responses »

  1. Cool! Yeah, Miran recently mentioned hearing something along these lines in a sermon by Father Andrew. If you just add “God” to many of the sentences you say to yourself, you can transform them into a pray. “This is horrible” becomes “God, this is horrible,” which shifts your attention from the the situation to God. I’ve found this can help me keep a little more control over my anxiety or annoyance or whatever 🙂

  2. Cool! Yeah, Miran recently mentioned hearing something along these lines in a sermon by Father Andrew. If you just add “God” to many of the sentences you say to yourself, you can transform them into a pray. “This is horrible” becomes “God, this is horrible,” which shifts your attention from the the situation to God. I’ve found this can help me keep a little more control over my anxiety or annoyance or whatever 🙂

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