Following Our Ultimate Desire


by L. Roger Owens

In his new book, Everyday Contemplative: The Way of Prayerful Living, Roger Owens invites us to pay attention to our longings and desires this week. In this brief exercise, he offers scripture, questions for reflection, and a journal prompt so that we might listen for signs of our deepening longing for God.

Find a comfortable and quiet place as you prepare to listen and to journal.

Practicing Awareness
by L. Roger Owens

Adapted from Everyday Contemplative: The Way of Prayerful Living by L. Roger Owens. © 2021 by L. Roger Owens. Used with permission of The Upper Room.

Photography by simerpreet singh / Unsplash


I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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