The Inner Kingdom

Reflections on Prayer, Meditation, and Adoration

The Holy Scriptures call us to "pray unceasingly" (1 Thess. 5:16) and to "be still and know God" (Ps. 46:10). The following blog includes the insights and wisdom of Christian saints across the world concerning how to undertake this greatest of adventures.

February 17, 2020

+ Spirituality from the Desert: St. Isaac the Syrian +

“Treasure of all good things: Grant Thou me perfect repentance and a fervent heart that I may wholeheartedly come forth to seek Thee. Without Thee, I will become estranged from all good things. Therefore, grant Th...

February 17, 2020

+ Spirituality from the Desert: St. Isaac the Syrian +

“Treasure of all good things: Grant Thou me perfect repentance and a fervent heart that I may wholeheartedly come forth to seek Thee. Without Thee, I will become estranged from all good things. Therefore, grant Th...

February 4, 2020

+ Spirituality from the Desert: St. Isaac the Syrian + 

“Treasure of all good things: Grant Thou me perfect repentance and a fervent heart that I may wholeheartedly come forth to seek Thee. Without Thee, I will become estranged from all good things. Therefore, gran...

December 22, 2019

O heavenly king, the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph forsook their homes on the road to Bethlehem. Teach us to forsake the vanity of this world and retreat to the quiet of the soul. O sweet savior, the shepherds waited in the stillness of the pastures where they listened...

December 22, 2019

O heavenly king, the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph forsook their homes on the road to Bethlehem. Teach us to forsake the vanity of this world and retreat to the quiet of the soul. O sweet savior, the shepherds waited in the stillness of the pastures where they listened...

December 15, 2019

O heavenly king, the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph forsook their homes on the road to Bethlehem. Teach us to forsake the vanity of this world and retreat to the quiet of the soul. O sweet savior, the shepherds waited in the stillness of the pastures where they listened...

December 3, 2019

+ Retreat into Advent: Lamps in the Quiet +

O heavenly king, the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph forsook their homes on the road to Bethlehem. Teach us to forsake the vanity of this world and retreat to the quiet of the soul. O sweet savior, the shepherds waited in the...

December 3, 2019

+ Retreat into Advent: Lamps in the Quiet +

O heavenly king, the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph forsook their homes on the road to Bethlehem. Teach us to forsake the vanity of this world and retreat to the quiet of the soul. O sweet savior, the shepherds waited in the...

July 19, 2019

Words from Matta El Meskeen

Practicing Presence with God
“Very few people spend any time practicing being with God. Fewer still enjoy the great blessing, by God’s grace, of interior prayer. Interior prayer is, in fact, the fruit of the spiritual life. It is a return o...

July 19, 2019

Words from Matta El Meskeen

Meditation fills our hearts with God
“Meditation is the key to all graces. It makes him who practices it biblical in every thought, word, and feeling. He also becomes advanced in every gift and full of divine understanding. When he opens hi...

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