I haven’t posted much in this blog recently. Life has been somewhat stressful and chaotic, and for awhile my prayer life was half-hearted and intermittent. I tried to continue my prayers, but the motivation and the energy just weren’t there.
Fortunately, over the last few months, I have gotten back on track, and while my attention wavers frequently, I have managed to keep myself disciplined enough to do my morning prayers. And even if I am distracted, I guess that it is better to pray in distraction (and to recognize that and ask God’s forgiveness) than not to pray at all because I might get distracted.
But yesterday, while praying The Jesus Prayer - which I do in 4 languages (Latin, French, English and Greek) each day - I was able to focus enough that I seemed to be thinking in the other languages, rather than just translating in my head. I don’t think it had spiritual significance, but it was nice to have a level of focus that I have not had for some time, even if only briefly.
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