When we were young, we memorized and learn rote prayers. Our parents or grandparents taught us to say a prayer at mealtimes and at bedtime. As we got older, we uttered short prayers if someone we loved was sick or sad. We prayed for someone other than ourselves. When we stepped out of ourselves and prayed for another, we entered another degree of glory.
At some point in our lives, we started saying a morning prayer. This usually took place while getting ourselves ready for the day or while we were driving. The prayer probably consisted of asking for help during the day. ~ Another degree of glory.
When we notice that these prayers got answered, we began to say little prayers throughout the day. ~ Another degree of glory.
Our prayers became longer and more faith filled. ~ Another degree of glory.
As our faith grew, we began feeling the need for community, so we joined a prayer group. ~ Another degree of glory.
Witnessing the power of prayer, we began setting time aside daily to commune with God. ~ Another degree of glory.
Our prayer took a shift and went from asking, to praising and worshipping. ~ A big jump into another degree of glory.
A hunger to hear from God stirred within us and we began to talk less and listen more. A conversation developed between you and God. ~ Another degree of glory.
In the past, 10 minutes felt like forever. Then an hour was not long enough. ~ Another degree of glory.
When we are satisfied with very little talking and just sitting in His presence. When we simply long for His company. ~ A magnanimous degree of glory as been achieved.
Read and ponder the following quotes. If they spark an interest read up on these saints.
'Prayer is nothing else than union with God. When the heart is pure and united with God it is consoled and filled with sweetness; it is dazzled by a marvelous light.' St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney
Scriptures to implement. NASB Translation
"Pray at all times" (Eph. 6:18
Worship with me with the song below.