Our reflection today concludes a three-part reflection on prayer from fourteenth century mystic, Julian of Norwich, this week on Waiting Upon God. We remain mindful that prayer and the contemplative tradition of meditation are synonymous…as we consider these words in our meditation…
- This is our Lord’s will: that our prayer and our trust should be equally generous…so that we can worship God to the full. It is our Lord’s will that whatever he plans to do, we should pray for it, either in particular or in general. The joy and delight it gives him, and the thanks and the glory we shall be given because of it, pass all understanding. Prayer is… the joy that is to be; an understanding, which comes from deep desire and sure trust.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 18 tells us, Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
As you begin to relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, allow yourself to be drawn to Him by love, making your soul one with God.
Our weekly Centering Prayer Meditations will continue next year, commencing towards the end of January. Watch the website for details.
Love and every blessing
Daily Readings with Julian of Norwich, Vol. 1, p 36-37.
We will be with you in prayer this afternoon at 1pm
We are using this app to assist. https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/centering-prayer-mobile-app
Remember to watch an introduction to Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn. You can see it here
Let us know how you are finding this time – we always like to hear from you😊
Peace and health at this time
Irene & Damien