Contemplative prayer is the opening of mind and heart – our whole being to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions.
There is a time to talk to God.
There is a time to listen to God.
During silent prayer we sit with God.
We empty ourselves of our thoughts, words, emotions.
We offer our whole being to God.
God is a mystery.
God is a wonderful mystery.
God is a beautiful mystery.
We don’t need to understand Him.
In fact, we never will understand Him.
Our role is to simply ask Him to come in.
The paradox is that He has already come in.
We just did not notice.
We were too busy with our own thoughts, words and emotions.
Let Him in.
Like a child approach Him with wonder and awe.
God is the Ultimate Mystery!