'Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.' (1 Thessalonians 5:16)
'These brief ascents of the soul heavenward, these liftings of the mind and heart to God, briefly but frequently: this is what enables the monk… to live a life of prayer and intimate union with God. As (he) goes about his daily duties, he… gives himself to this practice of terse but frequent prayer.' (Wilfrid Tunink OSB, Vision of Peace, pp. 277-278)
Do I try to remember to pray aspirations (short, inner prayers) throughout the day?
What are my favorite aspirations? Perhaps some of the following are among them...
My God and my all!
Jesus, I trust in You.
My God, I adore You.
Lord, enclose me in Your Heart.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
My God, I love You.
Into Your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
From all sin, deliver us, O Lord.
O Jesus, with all my heart I cling to You.
My Jesus, mercy.
My Lord and my God.
Blessed be God!
Painting at top: Winslow Homer, Winding Line