Minute Meditations

Contemplative and Cosmic

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Franciscan prayer is contemplative and cosmic. It is a type of prayer that impels one to find God in the vast corners of the universe. Because of the Incarnation, the Word made flesh, all of creation is holy; all of creation is the sacrament of God. Prayer is that relationship with God which opens the eyes of believers to the sanctity of all life—from earthworms to humans, from quarks to stars. Everything that exists reflects the goodness of God. Prayer is the breath of the Holy Spirit within us that opens our eyes to the divine good which saturates our world. 

—from the book Franciscan Prayer
by Ilia Delio, OSF

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1 thought on “Contemplative and Cosmic”

  1. God Our Father in heaven, you have given us a mind to know you, a will to serve you, and a heart to love you. Give us today the grace and strength to embrace your Holy will and fill our hearts with your love that all our intentions and actions may be pleasing to you. Help us to be kind and forgiving towards our neighbor as you have been towards us. Amen.

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