Your Life is a Living Prayer

Yes, your life is a living prayer. We often think of prayer as a very specific way of addressing the Divine. We bow in gratitude or lift ourselves in supplication. There may be a specific ritual that we follow or phrase that we repeat.

And yet, is not the very act of living the ultimate form of prayer? When we remember that everyone and everything is sacred then every interaction is a prayer. How do we speak to others? Do we remember to look into their eyes? Are we aware of the wood planks that were made from the trees that are beneath our feet? When we wash the dishes do we remember that the glass came from grains of sand? As we eat, do we see, taste and smell the leaves of the greens and the fruit from the tree and remember our dependence on them?

In every minute we are giving back something to the world. Our service is much larger than our volunteer efforts or our place of work. It’s in every look, every word and every breath we take.

Could Love be that big and all encompassing?

The choice is ours in every moment ~ do we acknowledge the inherent prayerfulness of our very life and in all life forms or do we turn our eyes aside and pretend that our very lives are sacrilegious?

What prayer will you say today by your living?


Spiritual mentor Deb Vail will often become ecstatic over her dog, a simple flower, violin music or a southern Appalachian handcraft. Communing with a subtly boisterous forest brings her joy difficult to contain. Deb, the founder of Sacred Living, has created a service for those with serious illness to find comfort, ease and bit of wonderment.