What is Prayer?

Just as the fish lives and moves and has its being in the water without needing to know what water is or where it came from,
Just as the bird flies through the air without needing to know how it is held, and propelled, by this invisible reality,
So we can live and move and have our being in God,
Trusting the tides and currents of God’s love,
That hold us, and move us, console and disturb us,
Nourish, guide and challenge us.
To live in this reality
Is to be in prayer
Every moment.
(Margaret Silf- On prayer)
(An excerpt from the liturgy of this Saturday’s Contemplative Eucharist)