No One Speaks, No One Listens

My “sacred word” is an interior image of Jesus that is based on an ancient icon.

As my thoughts wander or my emotions reflect the past day or upcoming events, I ever so gently return to this interior icon to bring me back to my purpose for centering.

I consent to the presence and action of God within.

I expect Jesus to show up.

The first three stages of prayer are: 1.​We speak, God listens 2.​God speaks, we listen 3.​No one speaks, both listen.

I allow myself to enter the fourth stage of prayer that Irwin J. Boudreaux describes—no one speaks, no one listens.

I rest in God.

I let God act in me.

What will God do?

I do not know.

I do not need to worry about it.

My job is to rest and to trust.

God’s actions within will be later revealed in my various actions during the day.

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