Daily Meditation: January 14, 2014

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From Unceasing Thinking to Unceasing Prayer

Our minds are always active. We analyze, reflect, daydream, or dream. There is not a moment during the day or night when we are not thinking. You might say our thinking is “unceasing.” Sometimes we wish that we could stop thinking for a while; that would save us from many worries, guilt feelings, and fears. Our ability to think is our greatest gift, but it is also the source of our greatest pain. Do we have to become victims of our unceasing thoughts? No, we can convert our unceasing thinking into unceasing prayer by making our inner monologue into a continuing dialogue with our God, who is the source of all love

Let’s break out of our isolation and realize that Someone who dwells in the center of our beings wants to listen with love to all that occupies and preoccupies our minds.

Henri J. M. Nouwen

Text excerpts taken from Bread for the Journey, by Henri J.M. Nouwen , © 1997 HarperSanFrancisco. All Scripture from The Jerusalem Bible ©1966, 1967, and 1968 Darton, Longman & Todd and Doubleday & Co. Inc. Photo by V. Dobson.

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3 Responses to Daily Meditation: January 14, 2014

  1. LILLY says:

    Very good and inspiring thoughts for meditation.

  2. Juliana says:

    Yes! The Lord is the only One to whom we can tell all of our thoughts and feelings and it is good to know that He is unceasingly listening and transforming those thoughts into guideposts to the right way.

  3. Anne says:

    I love the idea of converting our unceasing thinking to unceasing prayer. This would required practice, as the mind is so powerful. Any suggestions would be welcomed.

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