Prayer, then, needs more and more to be nothing more than a recognition of Christ's presence -- not a praying that Christ will come to be with us, but acknowledgement that he already is. And then true prayer becomes nothing more than a response to his presence which prayer has led us to recognize. Our prayer is, then, not ourselves doing something to God, but God leading us away from the blind lies to the reality of God's presence and motive power within us -- indeed, the only motive power for prayer or good works available in the universe.
19 March 2010
Father John-Julian of the JON Order writes: