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Something to think and pray about this week

People unaccustomed to regular prayer need to be encouraged that the practice is worthwhile, even though, on many occasions, it isn’t particularly fun. The examples of Jesus and the saints remind us that seeking God’s will always is the source of their joy, even in the midst of terrible suffering. These people show us single-minded devotion to prayer and how the things they do with their lives arise from prayer. For them, prayer is the very lifeblood of their souls; it is what nourishes them to face difficulty and maintain trust in God’s ultimate care for them. Prayer pervades every aspect of their lives; their lives become prayer.

Over time, the practices that command our greatest care eventually become the essence of our lives, and prayer is no different. Jesus’ life was a constant testament to God; but even Jesus withdrew in important cases to be alone with God. Seeing God in all things can enable us, like Jesus, to make any part of our lives a prayer. But also like Jesus, we must make time for when we must be alone with God.

— Excerpted from The Ignatian Workout by Tim Muldoon