Gathering Prayer

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

(Begin with the lighting of a candle) Gathering Prayer As we join together this day in the light of your presence we are reminded that we are all one in the divine heart. May this longing for oneness transform our world. May our hearts be opened, in the very depths where we find you, God, …

The Cloud of Unknowing

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

For the next several weeks, I will post a reflection on portions of The Cloud of Unknowing, a masterful guide to the contemplative life.   In the fourteenth century, in a monastery in Leeds or Nottingham, an unnamed monk (most likely male) sat down to write a guide to the interior life for a younger ...

Illusions of the Mind

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Prayer

  Pray upon the yearning, call forth the illusions of the mind. Step upon illusion’s head, eliminating doubt and cynicism from the heart. Devote the self to the passionate flame which calls you. Then shall you be prepared, step by step, For the greater unfoldment of Divine Mystery, As you are strengthened and fortified by …