Prayer and the Contingencies of Life.

This post is (sort of) a follow-up to my recent post Becoming the Exploited Ones? A life of ceaseless prayer is key to moving in the direction that I described in the post mentioned above... But what does it mean to pray without ceasing? I have long thought that the spirit of prayer is "not my will but thine be done," as Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. But recently, I've been reflecting on what Jesus's prayer might mean. Life is full of contingencies, of things that could possibly go wrong.  The nature of modern Western cukture is to eliminate as many of the … [Read more...]