Sunday, October 13, 2013

Work and pray? At work?

Ora et labora
Jonas Bengtsson

In Christian mysticism, the phrase pray and work (or "pray and labor", in Latin ora et labora) refers to the monastic practice of working and praying, generally associated with its use in the Rule of St. Benedict.[1]
Benedict viewed prayer and work as partners, and believed in combining contemplation with action.[2] The phrase expresses the need to balance prayer and work in monastic settings and has been used in many religious communities from the Middle Ages onwards.(Wikipedia)

Do you pray for work? Do you pray because of work? Most of the time I sigh it's really a prayer: Dear God, I need help.
Is your work a prayer?

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