A wisdom quote from Fr. Richard Rohr about prayer and the Oneness with God


Prayer is something that happens to you (Romans 8:26-27), much more than anything you privately do. It is an allowing of the Big Self more than an assertion of the small self. Eventually you will find yourself preferring to say, “Prayer happened, and I was there” more than “I prayed today.” All you know is that you are being led, being guided, being loved, being used, being prayed through—and you are no longer in the driver’s seat.

God stops being an object of attention like any other object in the world, and becomes at some level your own “I am.” You start knowing through, with, and in Somebody Else. Your little “I Am” becomes “We Are.” Please trust me on this. It might be the most important thing I could tell you.

—Fr. Richard Rohr
The Naked Now, pp. 102-103

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  1. True words of Wisdom and Prayer done with implicit faith and trust goes a long way. Awesome post, Amira.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal. I agree with your words. I liked that you said “faith and trust”…that is really the essence of prayer,” letting go and letting God” and that trust brings us peace profound. ❤


      1. Yes completely true and that is what prayers are all about. God does not want that we go and show off in churches, mosques, temples or fire temples. He says praying to me with sincerity and obeying me and loving me in each and everyone that are real prayers that I hear. Welcome dear Amira ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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        1. Beautifully said dear friend!🙏 You are so right is not for show, is something done with reverence within our hearts.


          1. Thank you dear Amira ♥️♥️♥️♥️🌷♥️🌷♥️

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  2. LindaP says:

    Beautiful and true quote!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I am glad you enjoyed it! ❤


    1. So good to hear dear Michele! Much love ❤ ❤ ❤


    2. Thank you so much Michele! Much love! ❤


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