“Contemplative prayer is not something we can achieve; it is a gift God bestows. But before this is possible, we must work to prepare ourselves and dispose ourselves to receive this gift.”
The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life. (Proverbs 22:4)
“But he gives more grace; therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble’” (James 4:6).
If God gives grace, riches, honor, and life to the humble, we…