To know that God is always drawing near to us, that God is always seeking us, can transform our prayers. For a long time, my prayer was about me trying to get God’s attention – saying the right words, getting in the right position, and hoping to get some kind of response from God. But what if prayer is not our trying to get a conversation going with God, but actually continuing a conversation which God has already begun? That can be transformative.
-Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE