Today’s devotional in the Love Expressed series focuses on engage with GOD in deeper levels of prayer. Prayer is a beautiful, as well as essential, way to ask for Our Lord’s help and blessings. Even when God doesn’t answer our prayers as we’d like, He gives us the grace to cope with our problems and tragedies better in any case.
Prayer is a beautiful, as well as essential, way to ask for Our Lord’s help and blessings. Even when GOD doesn’t answer our prayers as we’d like, He gives us the grace to cope with our problems and tragedies better in any case.
Through prayer, you can receive divine guidance, strength, and blessings from Him daily. Prayer can help you draw closer to GOD, receive comfort in troubling times, and know right from wrong.
There is no right way to pray but there are three basic ways in which we pray.
First, there is vocal prayer. In vocal prayers you express your love for God and through which you lift up your souls towards GOD. Therefore we must hold in high esteem this kind of prayer and practice it much. We do are also utilizing vocal prayers when we sing the praises of GOD.
The second kind of prayer is mental prayer or meditation. Mental prayer consists in lifting up our mind towards the Good Lord by meditating on GOD’s greatness, His perfections, without speaking our words aloud. You practice this kind of prayer when you submit yourselves to Him, think of Him, forgetting the worries of this world, daily worries, in order to elevate your soul towards God, you practice mental prayer.
There is a third kind of prayer which is essential, and which is the most important, beside vocal and mental prayer: the prayer of the heart.
What is the prayer of the heart? It is that which shows internally love for the Good Lord, without even a particular thought on this or that subject, such as this perfection of God, or that manifestation of the charity of God towards us. But to simply love GOD, to express our love to the Good Lord. It is somewhat like a little child in his mother's arms, like to what he has in his heart for his mommy and daddy. He is happy - he is in his father's arms or his mother's arms. He does not think of anything else. He thinks only of loving his parents. Well, we should have such a natural, profound and constant love for the Good Lord. This prayer is the most pleasing to God because it places us entirely at His disposal. By it, we offer our whole self to God. We offer our body, our will, our time and all that we are to Him Who created us, to Him who awaits us, to give us this heavenly bliss which He has prepared for us.
Ask GOD today to give you boldness to engage with Him in deeper levels of prayer.