Welcome to the present moment.
The Joy of Praying
Now Praying is a state. A state of the mind-heart, body, and soul... of the whole being. It is a contemplative stance, an attitude of seeking for, and waiting for, and being with Mystery, with the Holy One who prays in us, with us, and through us, now and forever.
I offer a breath prayer:
Breathing in, I Am now praying...
Breathing out, I Am still praying.
The banner photo shows Rudy, my best buddy, and me after a long hike up to Bridal Veil Falls in Washington doing the Joy pose which I use when praying St Francis' Peace Prayer. Being in that place filled with the power of nature, it's impossible not to feel the awesome presence of the Creator around and within! That awareness, that consciousness of the Divine presence IS prayer! It is union with the Holy One!
And that is how I define prayer: being with God or loving God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our strength. I also believe that most anything we think, say, and do with Love, in Love, and through Love becomes prayer. And if there is a more joyful state than being with God, please, let me know.
'Now Praying' contains Blog Praying which shares prayers and thoughts about prayer. Body Praying offers prayers in motion using gentle and easy gestures and movements to accompany your prayer, while Still Praying assists in sitting still with God. In Keep Praying, you will find practical, and creative ideas to be with God anywhere and whenever. Oblate Roy is where you ask or comment or share your prayer experiences.
Enjoy your visit. May 'Now Praying' assist you in your deepening relationship with God and all beings.
And please let me know how your 'Now Praying' experience can be improved.
Abundant blessings on your 'walk in the presence of God in the land of the living.' Psalm 116:8