Prayer and Devotions at St. Regis

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Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. -Matthew 7:7-8

God is not outside of us, apart from us, but within us. He is a presence, present to us. God is total presence and relationship. He is love, always bringing us to His fullness of presence and relationship. Prayer is an entering into His love, into His presence, allowing Him to enter our presence and love. God’s presence is always a gift, continually being given. He cannot be otherwise for He is love; and each of us is an act of His love. We are His image, we are like Him. There is a secret, a hidden self in us; it is Himself.

Jesus’ love penetrates us. His presence enables us to have greater presence and consciousness, greater and greater love. There is no limit to the cumulative presence of love which sustains the deeper life. So, we are to “pray without ceasing.” Christ calls. We respond. It is through prayer that we hear the whispers of our Lord’s call within us. Where we come to know Him; to know His love.


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