Question: Listen: what is God presenting to you in prayer today?
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Transcript of Video:
I think, before I became a monk and came here to the Monastery, I think that I tried to pray but it was usually in reference to a need I think that I had, and it was something very specific and in front of my face. And now, as a monk, on this side, I have learned so much more about prayer and how it’s actually what God is presenting to me. That there tends to be – when something comes up, I tend to think that it’s God making me aware of something that I need to be aware of. And it doesn’t come through a booming voice; it comes very subtly. It comes through a relationship; it comes through an idea; it comes through something I’ve heard in Scripture in church – that I may have read a piece of Scripture a million times and all of sudden something pops out and clicks. And maybe it’s because of the situation that I’m in at the time that it all of a sudden speaks to me, where it didn’t before. So I’m aware of how, you know, before it was about me coming to God. And now I realize how much God is coming to me and saying, “Here, I want to talk to you about this,” and it just becomes present, it comes into my scope of vision. It’s not like I go and search it out; it comes and finds me.
-Br. Jim Woodrum