Unceasing prayer in
not saying words without ceasing; but rather it is in the intention of the
soul and in acts of virtue.
When thou sittest
down to table, pray. When thou takest food, give thanks to Him who
gave it to thee. When the time of taking food has passed, let not the
memory of the merciful Giver pass too.
When thou puttest on
thy coat, thank Him who gave it thee, and increase thy love to Him who
provided thee with garments fit for both winter and summer. If the
day is over, thank Him who gave the sun for the service of our daily work
and another fire to lighten the night and serve the rest of the needs of
Let night afford
other suggestions of prayer. When thou lookest up to heaven, and seest the
beauty of the stars, pray to the Lord of all things seen, and adore the
Lord of all things seen and adore the Divine Artist of the whole, who in
wisdom hath made all. And when thou seest all living things buried in
sleep, then again worship Him who even against our will breaks off by sleep
the stress of our toil and, by a short respite, restores our
Pray without ceasing
by the conduct of your life so uniting yourself to God that thy very
existence is an unceasing prayer.