Working as if it were a prayer

“There are some people who, in order to pray, use as an excuse the fact that life is so hectic that it prevents them from praying. This cannot be. Prayer does not demand that we interrupt our work, but that we continue working as if it were a prayer.”  – Mother Teresa

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Carving Wax Model for Bishop Doyle's Pectoral Cross

I ran across this quote this morning that sustains the theme of my recent blog posts. I have learned to recognize my thoughts while working, as a form of prayer, and my continual inner conversations to be conversations with God, therefore a form of prayer. I know I would benefit from more intentional quiet time in prayer but I find that I am not so disciplined in my prayer life. My life is hectic. Yet, I am grateful of the awareness that I can live out my life as a prayer. Everything I do can be a prayer, so maybe there is more intention there than I realize. At least there is an intention to live my life as a prayer. Just reflecting here on this quote. Any commentary? Thoughts from others are welcome. I’ll close with another quote from Mother Teresa that speaks to living life as a 24 hour prayer.

“It is not necessary to always be meditating, not to consciously experience the sensation that we are talking to God, no matter how nice this would be. What matters is being with Him, living with Him, in His will. To love with a pure heart, to love everybody, especially to love the poor, is a twenty four hour prayer.”  – Mother Teresa

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2 thoughts on “Working as if it were a prayer

  1. There are many photos on my website of this whole project start to finish. Clicking the photo should lead you there or follow this link to the website gallery showing this whole project: http://nancydenmark.com/section/55671_BISHOP_DOYLE_S_PECTORAL_CROSS.html

    and 2 other wax carving projects are documented here:
    http://nancydenmark.com/section/48135_SCULPTING_A_WAX_MODEL.html
    http://nancydenmark.com/section/48336_BISHOP_HIGH_S_PECTORAL_CROSS.html

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