Show Up For Prayer
fossores, 6 years ago 0 1 min read 913
Ronald Rolheiser, my favorite contemporary spiritual writer, advises us to “show up for prayer, and show up regularly.” Take the leap. Dip your toe. Close your eyes. Hold your breath. In so doing, we educate our intuitions concerning how we best experience God’s presence.
Everyone prays differently. When they don’t, it’s probably not their prayer they’re praying. They’re aping someone else. That’s ok. There’s no copyright on piety. But I don’t want you to feel like you’re doing it wrong.
I confess, I pray like I do everything else—I wing it.
Dr. David McDonald is the teaching pastor at Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, MI. The church, widely considered among the most innovative in America, has been featured on CNN.com and in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Time Magazine. David weaves deep theological truths with sharp social analysis and peculiar observations on pop culture. He lives in Jackson with his wife, Carmel, and their two kids. Follow him on twitter (@fossores) or online at fossores.com
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