alexandra cave

“I sometimes think we give too much importance to our outward attitude of prayer.
We expect too much emotionally of ourselves, much more than God is asking for.

God is only asking us to remember Him at all times, in good and bad periods to offer Him this moment of our time–this moment, not the following one. The present is what He asks; not in great gestures of surrender, but in a continual natural stream even as we breathe.

Prayer carries us–not we our prayer.”

~Mother Alexandra, founder of Holy Transfiguration Monastery

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