Prayerfulness is a relationship with a power greater than ourselves. One that loves us and knows us intimately. We live in the presence of our Creator, mindful that every act, decision and thought is meaningful. Prayer is quiet reflection that cleanses the mirror of the soul. It is a sacred conversation that opens us to forgiveness, hope and renewed intentions. We listen and receive spiritual guidance. We ask for help, heighten our awareness and watch for it to come. Praying our gratitude keeps us in the flow of Grace.
In Family Life
Prayerfulness within a family is a profound expression of shared spirituality and interconnectedness. It is a heartfelt ritual where family members gather to seek solace, guidance, and gratitude from a higher power. It is demonstrated through the gentle hush that falls upon the room as heads bow in reverence and hands clasp in unity, the sincere words spoken, the sharing of joys and concerns, and the profound sense of presence that envelopes everyone.
In the quiet moments of reflection, family members draw strength from their shared faith, forging bonds that transcend the mundane challenges of life. Prayerfulness in a family is a beacon of hope, a reminder that even amidst life’s storms, they are anchored together in faith and love, finding strength in their collective devotion.
“Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and hidden things that you have not known.”
— Jeremiah 33:3 Judaism
The Practice of Prayerfulness
- I spend sacred time each day.
- I pray my innermost thoughts, hopes, needs, and fears.
- I trust, listen, and watch for answers.
- I continually purify my motives.
- I have an attitude of gratitude.
- I live with an awareness of Divine presence.