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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Prayer: Thomas Merton

Prayer is the freedom and affirmation growing out of nothingness into love. Prayer is the flowering of our inmost freedom, in response to the Word of God. Prayer is not only dialogue with God: it is the communion of our freedom with his ultimate freedom, his infinite spirit.


  1. Thomas Merton confirms that prayer doesn't require words. Prayer can be many things - our service to others, our very lives, being present to God in meditation. There are so many ways to pray but we need to be open to the Holy Spirit who will guide us along the way.

    1. My homily for Corpus Christi, I hope, reflects the same thing. It will appear tomorrow.