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What God asks for is the heart, and it is enough that it should stand before Him with reverence. Standing always before God with reverence is unceasing prayer.
The Practice of Prayer
Sit upright. With a straight spine let the shoulders relax. Allow
the breath to be deep, slow. Allowing the eyes to close, being
totally alert, totally relaxed. If thoughts come, allow them
to pass like clouds. Simply being here, this moment. Breathing. In. Out. Deep. Slow. Calm.
Peace. Smile. Release. Present moment, only moment.
Traditionally there are four types of prayer: confession, petition,
intercession, and gratitude. Confession is an acknowledging of our mistakes,
our weaknesses. We all regularly fall short of our expectations of ourselves
and the legitimate expectations of others. We “screw up.” Today
what are you aware of in your life that you want to own up to? What have
you done that seems inappropriate? What would you like to do over? What
was undone? How do you sense yourself “off the mark,” having
betrayed your true being?
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