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Prayer in the Morning

 Prayer in the Morning

While on vacation early in the morning I would sit by the lake as the sun came up over the far shore and danced across the water.  It was amazingly beautiful, wondrously peaceful, and incredibly inspirational … a very special time and place for my prayer in the morning.

Just like time spent at the lake shore, prayer takes us out of ourselves to give us a larger vision of life.  We are able to reflect on the past and dream about the future while being present to the now.  I am grateful for this.  My morning prayer might be regular and routine but it is never the same.  Just as every instance of the sunrise is different or every wave against the lake shore is unique, every moment of prayer is emergent. While gazing upon the glistening lake, I am able to come to a better understanding of my place in the universe and realize that I am a small, yet precious, part in God’s on-going creation. 

I am grateful to have time to remember what I am really about and to have an awareness of the awesome presence of God.  I love my prayer in the morning!  

Sister Lisa Maurer

Sister Lisa Maurer was born and raised in Sleep Eye, Minnesota. Before entering the Monastery in 2007, she taught and coached in Catholic Schools within the New Ulm Diocese. Sister Lisa Made her Perpetual Monastic Profession in July ll, 2012. Her first ministry as a Benedictine Sister was working at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth. Currently she is Director of Mission Integration for the Benedictine Health System.


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