Learning to pray is no mystery. It requires no sophisticated technique. Prayer is not the privilege of the super-religious, the spiritual virtuoso. Life is prayer, and an active spirituality begins with the simplicity of these two basic things, available to each of us:
- an awareness of exactly where you are in the world (the ground beneath your feet, the sky above, the person or task before you)
- and an awakening to the truth that God is as near as your next breath, close as the beating of your heart
In this video, I explore the teaching of Jesus about the life of prayer---both where he actually taught (the shores and streets and open fields), and his not-so-secret place where you and I meet up with God.
If these few simple steps are the foundation for an active spirituality, a life of prayer, what would you say the next few might be?