In simple words, prayer is not changing God’s mind about us or anything else, but allowing God to change our mind about the reality right in front of us—which we are usually avoiding or distorting.

Richard Rohr, Just This


Ethiopian Prayer

God, you have prepared in peace the path I must follow today. Help me to walk straight on that path. If I speak, remove lies from my lips. If I am hungry, take away from me all complaint. If I have plenty, destroy pride in me. May I go through the day calling on you, you, O Lord, who know no other Lord.