One reason we find it hard to pray each day is that prayer can be more like weeding a flower bed for the third time this month than some divine and mystical experience. For most of the time—for all time, according to the saints who have gone before us—our prayer has a kind of mundane, everyday sort of feeling. There is a blessed ordinariness to it. Daily prayer is not called daily for nothing, you know.
From “The Daily and the Divine” by Robert Benson, in the July/August 2010 issue of Lutheran Woman Today, now Gather magazine. Today, on this seventh Sunday after Pentecost, we remember Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, who died around 540.
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