Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A-Z Challenge: Why I Love Being Catholic (Q)

The challenge is on.  Write a post each day in April (minus Sundays) using the letters of the alphabet as your guide. 

The theme I have chosen is "Why I Love Being Catholic".    

Let's continue...

 Q- Quiet Prayer  

Definition: Prayer is talking and listening to God.
Quiet prayer is considered a state in which the soul experiences an extraordinary peace and rest, accompanied by delight or pleasure in contemplating God as present. 

Bible: Psalm 139:23 Probe me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts.
            Luke 5:16  He often retired to deserted places and prayed.

Personal:   I've heard that not everyone believes in the power of quiet prayer.  Some think it can be dangerous to sit and wait for God to talk to us and that it might somehow invite the devil to speak to us instead.  I think differently.
Quiet prayer is just a way for us to surrender our heart and mind and look towards Jesus.  Quiet prayer is simply our attitude behind our spoken prayers that empowers them. Nothing more, nothing less.

We can all say our prayers and read the Bible....and that is good!  But think of Jesus' joy when we come to him with the hope of just wanting to BE with him. 

When I sit in Adoration with the Real Presence of Jesus, there is a stirring in my chest.  It is awesome!

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  1. Absolutely!
    I think of it as just talking to a friend...a dear friend...
    And I listen too. : )
    Miss you!

  2. Guess what?? I'm going on a retreat in two weeks given by Dominican nuns for women. I'm so so so excited. It's only a quick 24 hour retreat, but my first in like 10 years. Some other mom friends are going. (I never thought I'd be so excited to have to pack a sleeping bag at my age ;) Looking forward to adoration there and quiet prayer.