Devotions based on an article by Benner and Moon in Conversations Magazine

Prayer is more than praying and asking for things and saying things to God. “Prayer is communion with God, a communion initiated by God, who has already come to us and who is openly attentive to us and communicating to us before we begin to pray.”  So it would be good if we start with stillness and attentiveness to Him and not words. God is already present with us so let us talk less and listen more. So often we think of prayer as a form of communication but it really a way of being. It is begins with God who is in us, and allowing Him to flow into our being. We need to take our hands off the controls of our spiritual life and open ourselves to God and to meet God in the midst of our experience. As this happens our life becomes our prayer.