Secret Union with God

July 13

“The experience of contemplative prayer ‘is a delightful, loving attention, at times a dry purifying desire, at other times a strong thirsting for Him.  In the beginnings it is usually delicate and brief, but as it develops it becomes burning, powerful, absorbing, prolonged.  Always it is transformative of the person.'”
Fire Within, Thomas Dubay, S.M.
 Today’s Reflection:
It is always the Lord who decides what is needed, how it is needed, and to what extent it is needed.  No matter the fluctuations in experience, contemplative prayer tends toward progress, taking us into an ever-deepening experience of prayer.  Eventually, it can lead to mystical union–a “secret union” with God that takes place in the very center of our soul.
What is my relationship with contemplative prayer?  When I experience fluctuations in experience during prayer, including moments of dryness and feelings of loneliness, do I continue prayer?  Or do I quit?  Today, ask God to help you persevere in prayer, regardless of how it feels!


Reflection taken from Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life
by Johnnette S. Benkovic
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