Prayer: The Work of the Spirit


Sister Edmée SLG

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0106-1

LENGTH: 12 pages

Fairacres Publications 93

1985 Rev 2001

When life is busy, we can still decide that, even for a short time, prayer is what matters most. This lets God in, so that we are open to the work of the Holy Spirit.

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 Edmee 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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12 pages


Sister Edmée SLG



Book Size

140 x 210 mm


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Author Bio

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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