Like everyone else, I have a very busy, hectic life. My family keeps me delightfully busy, I am always busy at work, not to mention all the other errands and commitments I have in my life. Frankly, there are days I am amazed I manage to find time to pray. But that is not negotiable. I have found without prayer I am a different person, I have an emptiness that is difficult to fill and what I miss most is the joy that only prayer (and God) can bring,
It isn’t always easy for me to pray, especially because I have so little quiet time. It is also difficult for me to turn off the interruptions in my mind, or step away from my own self-involvement. I just read Ronald Rolheiser’s book, Prayer: Our Deepest Longing. I found it engaging and thought provoking. Through brief reflections, Rolheiser helped me understand how to overcome some of my struggles with prayer and ways to explore new prayer practices.
Don’t you just love the title, Prayer: Our Deepest Longing? I couldn’t have said it better myself.