Monday, April 23, 2007

Prayer

I am reading a book at the moment called Deep prayer, Deep conversion by Thomas Dubay (a priest). In it he basically states that most Catholics are too lethargic and lazy to grow and that we put up with venial sin too easily. This book could not come at a better time for me. I recently received a "spiritual" jab in the ribs to the importance of personal prayer. Gildas mentions in a previous post that he gets up early and prays. I really am coming around to the importance of this practice. Early morning is so still and mystical. This is especially so in the winter when it is darker. Pray and conversion go hand in hand. I must say that what I really need is a deeper conversion to prayer. It really needs to be radical or from the radix: root. We need radical prayer, radical conversion. Only in this way will Christ transform us and then the world around us.

God bless

3 comments:

Gildas said...

I love that book! In fact anything by Dubay is generally excellent. Have you read "and you are Christ's"?

Cara said...

I too love this book! It's excellent, I'm always re-reading sections of it. Dubay's style is both inspirational and yet so practical. This book really was pivotal in my re-conversion to Catholicism, hope you enjoy it! :)

ali said...

I know I'm commenting on an old post but I just wanted to thank you. Christ used this post to call me back to a loving morning encounter with him. Praise Him. Pray that I will be faithful.