Monday, February 16, 2015

Preparing for Lent - Surrender by becoming prayer 2

Fr Wilfrid Stinissen, O.C.D.
“... we must daily be striving to listen to God. We must pray, and not just say prayers. "Many turn to God only when they must make an important or definitive choice in life. They approach God as a computer, so to speak, who gives answers to certain questions. Often we do not get a clear answer when we ask God questions in prayer... We can stand there just as perplexed after prayer as before. The secret of evangelical freedom from care is not that we surrender our life to God only at certain times. The secret is rather that we never leave God!...If our sense of obedience has not developed by a continual assent to God's clear and certain Will, we cannot count on being able to perceive His Will when we find ourselves before a difficult and unclear choice." P 55

Into Your Hands, Father: Abandoning Ourselves to the God Who Loves Us by Fr Wilfrid Stinissen

Fr Stinissen leads us in a reflection on this experience of freedom through surrender - surrender by becoming prayer through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

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