Posted on: October 16th, 2009 The Desire to Pray

In Running the Spiritual Path, a wonderful book which has been sitting on my shelf for a year and which I am now picking up to read, (SSW alumnus) Roger Joslin quotes that “most secular of Trappist monks,” Thomas Merton, who said  “Prayer is the desire to pray.”

Encouraging, is it not?

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3 Responses to “The Desire to Pray”

  1. Danny Rosales Says:
    October 18th, 2009 at 4:45 am

    Matt, I’ve experienced this desire before, and wonder if it is self-piety at work. I should pick up Merton and find out more. Keep up the posts, Danny

  2. matt Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 10:20 am


    Even if this desire that you have includes “self-piety,” it is still a gift from God, since he is able to use even our “crappy faith,” (the size of a mustard seed) to bring about his life in us.

  3. Angela Says:
    April 13th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    That quote is very comforting indeed. BTW, I really like this site! Didn’t realize you had an ongoing blog.

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