THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF MENTAL PRAYER
And as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was altered,
and his raiment became dazzling white (Lk 9:29).
I was doing my mental prayer and these words of today’s Gospel caught my attention.
PRAYER TRANSFORMED JESUS’ COUNTENANCE AND VESTMENTS RESULTING TO HIS GLORIOUS APPEARANCE, HIS TRANSFIGURATION, which is an anticipation of the glory of his followers after assimilating and living the Passion and Death of Our Lord in their own lives.
PRAYER TRANSFORMS US FROM WITHIN.
- It helps us see God’s will which when we lovingly accept, causes a radiant change in our heart, in our thoughts, in our life.
- With prayer, we learn how to abandon and entrust all our problems into the hands of the Father such that what used to be humanly oppressive and burdensome becomes lighter and less problematic for we no longer carry the load but rather Our Lord Himself.
- An authentic prayer life leads us to behave differently, at least, striving to make our prayer influence in fulfilling God’s will in our home, at our place of work, in our dealings with others, our rest…
Dear friends, let us dedicate some moments to mental prayer, a personal conversation with Our Lord every day to listen what Our Lord wants to tell us -“This is My Beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him (Lk 9: 35)”-, to grow in our knowledge and love for God, discern, fulfill and love His Divine Will and obtain as well the graces we need in our daily struggles as we faithfully follow Our Lord in this life. After all, as St. Teresa of Avila put it, “Prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God. It is frequently conversing in secret with Him who loves us.”
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