From Without to Within to Without – The Cycle of Prayer – Part Two

The hurricane

  • turbulent, thundering, and turning
  • our daily lives.

The eye of the hurricane

  • serene, soothing, and still.
  • an invitation to enter.

The hurricane dynamic

  •  motion, movement, and mileage.
  • the motion of life.

The hurricane – a metaphor of prayer, a mysterious movement from without, within and without.

The Spirit calls from the turbulence

To go Within – Within the eye, then

To go Without – back into turbulence.


Turbulence is smarting, scary, suffering

  • It’s death.
  • It’s crucifixion.

The eye – the tomb

It‘s dark, not dangerous, a mysterious space

  • a space of surrender, surrender of the ego,
  • a space of Grace, 
  • acting like intravenous medicine moving within,
  • to heal.

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me: ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12: 10).

At an opportune time,

Grace moves to return without 

  • a return to turbulence, thundering, and turning.
  • It’s resurrection.
  • It’s new life.

Every moment of prayer

  • is a movement from without, within, and without.
  • a movement directed and guided by the Spirit.
  • a cyclical daily movement necessary in the spiritual life.

The daily call – 

To move from without, to within, to without.

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