Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Distractions In Prayer

Sometimes it's hard to stay focused when we pray; stray thoughts intrude and our minds wander.  Perhaps those distractions are merely an opportunity to pray in another direction.

"When this happens it is often a help not to snatch back our thoughts convulsively, but quite calmly to incorporate into our prayer the people and the events to which our thoughts keep straying and thus in all patience return to the starting point of the meditation."  ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together

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