Gratefulness the Heart of Prayer
All prayer is essentially an act of gratitude. Even the prayer of petition that boils up from some agonizing personal need includes, if it is authentic, a stated belief that "God's will be done" - an expression of our utter dependence on God's mercy. "to bless whatever there is, and for no other reason, but simply because it is, that is what we are made for as human beings," says David Steindl-Rast. This book is about prayer and about gratitude. it is also about awareness, and our ability to see into things, discovering the grace that awaIt's us in everyday life. When we bless things simply because they are, we live life in it's fullness.