MY BELOVED SOUL.......
If you draw yourself away from the world by the simple act of putting aside the things that call to be done and walk towards prayer time..... heaven rejoices. Whether in silence or in words, you have joined the angels for that moment in time. Know that you need those moments, away and alone, with Me. Know that when you put aside the world for prayer time, you gain the grace and strength to live in the world. But remember too, that when I hear those prayers lifted in the middle of your busyness, the prayers that spring forth from your soul in those moments between moments, I rejoice in your faithful heart.
Prayer may not save us, but prayer makes us worth saving.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
MY BELOVED SOUL
I don't need a litany of prayers or hours on your knees for you to have my attention. You are my offspring. And that means I am always at attention when it comes to your words of prayer. Whether they are few or many matters not. What matters is that you are willing to listen when I speak to you. Give me time for conversation. I am a willing listener. And I hear your quiet prayers.
“I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel, who even at night directs my heart.
I keep the Lord before me always; with him at my right hand I shall not be moved.”
My Beloved Soul
Thank you for your faithfulness to prayer. That quiet space that you and I share enables you to find the wisdom and strength to handle life’s problems. And when you leave the quiet time and step back into the world, you take with you a peace the world cannot give. That peace then finds its way into the lives of those around you. From Me to you to those I give you, I send the peace that passeth all understanding.
May the Lord give strength to his people; may the Lord bless his people with peace. Ps. 29:11
Saint James, pray for us that we may be willing to leave everything to follow Jesus as you did. Help us to become special friends of Jesus as you were. Amen