Friday, September 28, 2012

Moving on from self... Lessons in prayer.


Each section of Howatch's Glamorous Powers has an interesting thought from a W.R. Inge the one time dean of St. Paul's (1911-1934). He makes the connection that prayer and meditation is 'contact with a spiritual reality which is not a projection of their own thought and will'

This is quite a challenge to a prayer life that is insular and motivated by self.  So stuck at a level crossing while waiting for 5 trains to pass through, the thoughts in my head this morning at 7:15 while rushing to The Royal Ballet School, were less a prayer and more a projection of my selfishness!

Your will be done - seems to be the secret!

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