Bootstrapping the Interior Life: Spontaneity

So far in this series I've focussed on things that have worked for me in my pursuit of the interior life. Today, I'm going to talk about something that hasn't worked for me: spontaneity…by which I mean, praying in my own words as opposed to using set prayers.Don't get me wrong. Spontaneous prayer is a good thing. If you feel moved to pray, to tell God what's going on, or to ask for help, or to rejoice at a sunrise or the face of your child, go to it! Knock yourself out. As I said, when y … [Read more...]