As a Recovering Perfectionist, I struggle with practice, but I’m practicing practice. I have started a daily practice of early morning reading and meditation, to add to the practice of the Daily Office with the Book of Common Prayer.
I started Edward Hays Pray All Ways this morning. There are fifteen chapters, fifteen prayers and fifteen different ways to look at where and how we can pray in a different way, unceasing and all ways.
The first chapter he talked about praying in and with nature. The last stanza of the closing prayer I found particularly powerful:
Teach me to commune with your first Word made flesh,
that I may be able to unravel the wondrous words
of your second Word made flesh, Jesus,
through whom, with whom, and in whom,
I may see myself as another word of yours
to your glory and honor.