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Prayer: The Work of the Spirit
Sister Edmée SLG entered the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God in 1966. She has a particular interest in the Biblical Song of Songs, which was the subject of her doctoral thesis and of her book, ‘The Song of Songs and the Eros of God: A Study in Biblical Intertextuality’ (published by Oxford University Press, 2009, under the name Edmée Kingsmill). She was Editor of SLG Press in the 1970s.
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How can we pray when life is so busy, and why should we? In this talk, originally given to a group of young mothers, Sister Edmée maintains that the first step is to stop and to decide that, for however short a time, prayer is the most important thing. We may then find that God is asking of us a further difficult surrender - even in our well-meaning efforts to pray, we may be trying to do too much ourselves. Instead, we are being asked, like the Mother of Jesus, to open ourselves to the activity of God in us, to the work of the Spirit.
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