Prayer of Simplicity
Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary
Prayer of Simplicity – Meditation replaced by a purer, more intimate prayer consisting in a simple regard or loving thought on God, or on one of His attributes, or on some mystery of the Christian faith. The soul peacefully attends to the operations of the Spirit with sentiments of love without requiring the use of mental effort (adapted from the definition by Father John A. Hardon, S.J.).
This Spiritual Dictionary Term is an excerpt from the Glossary of Dan’s book Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. To learn more, click here
Art: Cover of “Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God” by Dan Burke used with permission, all rights reserved.
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