World WReligion Wednesday: Learning Peaceful Prayer from Buddhists

Buddhists are often marked by their peace or, at least, serenity. Moreover, they typically enjoy meditative lives. It seems many Christians have forgotten the joys and powers of meditation. In that vein, I appreciate this article about how Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, (who I once met at the House of Lords in London), has learned from Buddhism.

If you want to lean into the peaceful practices of increased awareness of God’s presence, I recommend “Practicing His Presence” by Brother Lawrence. There’s also the kids’ version, which I haven’t read.

Blessings of increased peace to you today.

 

“I have abandoned all particular forms of devotion, all prayer techniques.
My only prayer practice is attention.
I carry on a habitual, silent, and secret conversation with God that fills me with overwhelming joy.”
– Brother Lawrence

 

 

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