A few weeks ago I asked what was the best advice on prayer you ever received. A few responded to the question and I wonder if others might respond, so let me ask the question again, “What is the best advice on prayer you ever received?”
And while you are considering that question, consider these thoughts on prayer from Mary Oliver (“Prayer” from her collection, Thirst),
It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.
(I saw this on Richard Beck’s blog a few days ago, http://experimentaltheology.blogspot.com/2012/11/praying.html )
What captures your attention the most in Oliver’s words?
And don’t forget our question, “What is the best advice you ever received on prayer?”