A thought crossed my mind as I sat on the train yesterday - one that made me smile out loud!
I can reveal now, loving reader, that the Continuum of Prayer revolves around two physical substances: stone and water.
Let me unpack my hypothesis before you log off ...
Structured Prayer -------------> Water passing through old stone [walls]
(with books, old books) (in churches, old churches)
Spontaneous Prayer -------------> Pebbles passing through water
(no books) (shiny pebbles into a bowl of water)
If you have no idea what I am talking about, speak to an Ordinand or a recently ordained person