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Don’t Forget to Breathe
Of all the great lessons Mr. Miyagi taught Danielson, arguably the most important was, “Don’t forget to breathe. It is very important.” As we learned in our sermon today, prayer is the breath of our spiritual lives. There are certianly some techniques and exercises that teach us how to experience deeper and richer communion with God through prayer. But in the end, I still find the best advise to be what I said near the end of the sermon, “Pray as you can, not as you can’t.” I don’t know who first uttered that simple sentance, but it brings great relief to people like me who contantly wonder what there is about prayer that I have not yet learned to practice. Do what you can NOW but keep learning.
Everyone loves a story. I received a number of comments after the sermon about the stories I read about “Aunt Sally” from Mark Thibodeaux’s book, “Armchair Mystic: Easing Into Contemplative Prayer.” For those desiring to go deeper into the final stages of prayer that I talked about this moring, I would consider this book a wonderful first step. I wrote a brief review a couple of years go that you can find if you click here. (Scroll down the page to find my review.)
I have heard that the best exercise is the one that you actually do! The same is true for prayer. Learning about prayer is wonderful; Praying is more wonderful still!