Prayer Is Like a Water Bottle

In my vacation travels I realized about prayer at an airport whereas refilling my water bottle at a type of computerized dispensers on a wall close to the restrooms. Not essentially the most glamorous location. Sometimes I get an perception out of nowhere, and I simply know it’s God.

Prayer is like ready in line to refill a water bottle on the airport. Before it, you’re standing along with your hand reached out, watching your vacancy be crammed by a supply out of bodily sight. You see solely the water filling you, slowly, as you wait, hand outstretched.

My water bottle is flimsy from over-use, and it collapses when empty. So do I! If I blow air into the bottle, I can improve the capability it has for holding water. Oh, Holy Spirit, breathe in me, that I’ll maintain extra of the Living Water!

Sometimes I believe I’ve to work at prayer. But all I’ve to do is stand nonetheless with my fingers outstretched, ready. And God at all times fills me.

I drink deeply and discover restoration. And daily I want extra.

Image (cropped) by Tom Blackburn, Friends of Mason Neck State Park, Virginia State Parks below CC BY 2.0.

Previous articleJourney into Hope Loretta Pehanich is a Catholic freelance author and the writer of 2022: A Book of Grace-Filled Days, Women in Conversation: Stand Up!, and Fleeting Moments: Praying When You Are Too Busy. A religious director since 2012, Loretta is educated in giving the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Her involvement in ministry and parish life contains 20 years in small faith-sharing teams and Christian Life Community. Loretta offers retreats and shows on prayer and ladies’s spirituality and is commissioned as a unprecedented minister of the Eucharist. She and her husband Steve have 4 kids and 10 grandchildren.

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