Simply Open: A Guide to Experiencing God in the Everyday by Greg Paul
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“The simplest, most transformative prayer you may ever pray—the five senses prayer. This book invites you to a simple practice of prayer and awareness that can turn each ordinary workday into a deepening spiritual journey.
No matter where you are or how busy you get, your five senses are always “on,” your mind and heart responsive to what you perceive. These channels of awareness can take you deeper into God’s great mystery if you practice the discipline of submitting them to the One who is closer than you imagine. The beauty of such a contemplative path is that you can follow it anywhere—alone or in company, in quiet meditation or amid the bustle of your craziest day.“
This book, Simply Open; A Guide to Experiencing God in the Everyday, was a pleasure to read. It certainly gave me pause for thought on more than one occasion. It is based on our everyday moments, the moments where we encounter God by asking Him to open us up.
A simple Prayer of Openness. Lord, open me to release that I may receive, become and do… Open my eyes, Open my ears, Open my nostrils, Open my mouth, Open my hands, Open my mind, Open my heart… In this simple prayer of asking Him to open us, He will reveal Himself to us in and through our entire being, to simply open us up to see, recognize and respond to Him. As we prayer through each of the senses, the author does a wonderful job at categorizing how God opens us up… releasing, receiving, becoming and doing. This is a great book that will take your prayer life to a new level.
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