A vacation posting: re-posting from early last summer
Jesus said, “When you pray, go into your closet, shut the door, and pray to God in secret.” Matthew 6.6
“But I can’t find such a place to pray,” a young mother tells me. “My life’s hectic. The only secret place in my house is the bathroom, and my four year old makes sure not even that’s guaranteed.”
You may not find such a place, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enter the closet of your heart.
Let go your idealizations of prayer, and just breathe.
“The breath that does not repeat the name of God is wasted breath,” wrote Kabir.
The purest forms of prayer aren’t complicated. That’s their genius.