Posted by: gebs | May 5, 2008

Prayer Breaks Down Selfishness

To pray is to practice selflessness.  It is to use the mind to think beyond ones own self towards the universal.  Prayer should always include others in its yearnings, and the Lord’s Prayers not only begins with OUR Father but is made universally with everyone else who repeats it and shares in its echo initiated by Christ.  To pray is to acknowledge and partake in something greater than ones own self.  Although prayer always begins with selfish desires its end is to use this self as a means to others.  The reward of prayer is that it slowly moves the person beyond their self, into the realm of others.  Through prayer, the very essence of ones own self becomes good as it is redeemed by the growing love for others.       




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