A Prayer for Contemplatives

O Divine Beloved, you are the source of life and the fountain of all goodness.In the mystery of your silence we recognize who we are, for we are created in your image. You are beautiful, for you are Love. You are wisdom, for you are Truth. We worship you and ask that you restore in us the fullness of your likeness. Forgive us for all the ways that we have failed to embody your love, and heal us so that we may bring your mercy to others.Grant us the grace of discipline in prayer, that we m … [Read more...]

What To Do When Your Prayer Doesn’t Get ‘In The Zone’

A reader named Kevin wrote the following comment to me on Facebook, in response to my recent post Why Is "Mysticism" a Dirty Word. Thanks Carl, interesting points. I was wondering if I could pick your brain on something...when I meditate/contemplate on my breath (I have a semi regular habit) I only seem to get "in the zone" of a peaceful meditative state about 1 session in 10. The rest of the time not much happens. Is this normal? Am I expecting too much? I'm getting a bit … [Read more...]

Let’s go swimming.

God is an ocean of silence, mercy and love. Let's go swimming. pic.twitter.com/GMbPdqWK57— Carl McColman (@CarlMcColman) March 6, 2015 … [Read more...]