Is your spiritual life stuck in neutral? “So many of us are seeking a deeper connection with God, but getting down to the practice of daily prayer can be difficult or confusing,” writes Mary DeTurris Poust. “What are we supposed to say? How do we know if it’s ‘working’? Where will we find the time in our chronically overscheduled lives?”
Proust says she was struggling with many of those same issues when she set out to write Everyday Divine. Through the pages of her book, written as a “Guide to Active Spirituality,” and on her blog, “Not Strictly Spiritual,” Poust hopes to help bring the divine into peoples’ daily lives through prayer practices that as are accessible, she says, as they are powerful.
“Prayer is not one more thing you have to add to your already long ‘to do’ list,” writes Proust. “It should be a respite, something you can weave into your daily activities to bring calm to life’s chaos. You can begin to pray wherever you are right now – at your desk, in a waiting room, at the kitchen counter, on your living room couch. No special equipment, no special time, and no special words are required.”