Prayer is being in communion with others. We are not meant to live in this world alone.
In my last post I discussed that prayer is listening to God. Here is a link to it. As a reminder, I mentioned that I think of prayer in four manners. Prayer is speaking to God. Prayer is listening to God. Prayer is being in communion with others. Prayer is resting in God. In this piece I will comment on how prayer is being in communion with others.
I am an introvert. I treasure my time in solitude. I love reading. I enjoy the time that I spend in solitude thinking and then placing these thoughts on paper. However, I also need to be with people. I need to listen to a friend tell me a joke. I need to listen to my children tell me their story from their day. I need to share my day with my wife.
I enjoy spending time with my family. I enjoy spending time with my friends. I enjoy listening to people. I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. The extended families are seated at the table. There are at least 25 of us. We range in age from 6 to 75. We are all in communion. We are talking. We are listening. We are laughing. We are sharing. We are hugging. Sometimes we are crying. We are in communion and it is simply beautiful.
Communion with others is one long beautiful prayer. I love it.
Next I will discuss prayer is resting in God.