Thomas Merton on Prayer

“I have a very simple way of prayer. It is centered entirely on attention to the presence of God and to God’s will and God’s love. That is to say it is centered on “faith” by which alone we can know the presence of God. This gives my meditation the character “as being before God as if you saw God.” Yet it does not mean imagining anything or conceiving a precise image of God for this would be a kind of idolatry. On the contrary, it is a matter of adoring God as invisible and infinitely beyond our comprehension, and realizing God as all.”

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