‘Seeking’, in the manner required when one wants to learn to ‘pray’, is really anything but – musing on things in the mind! –
The very promise that the seeker – as a matter of course – will ‘find’, shows so compellingly in its terse simplicity that this is something different from what is commonly called ‘inner seeking’. This is mostly nothing other than rummaging and groping within human reason on the off-chance, but far from certain, of finding what is firmly promised. – –
‘Seeking’, in the way one usually seeks for something in oneself, is always the expression of inner disquiet, – whatever the object of seeking may be: – it is always carried out in order to attain peace through finding. –
Here some might think that the other ‘seeking’ too, for which certain ‘finding’ is promised, would also have its cause in a state of disquiet which seeks to arrive at peace?
Yet the ‘seeking’ which is necessary for proper ‘praying’ has as a prerequisite that great peace: – that peace which is founded within itself and can no longer be influenced from without. – –
This ‘seeking’ always requires the whole person and not just reason, constantly unsettled like a bloodhound pawing at the ground!
The mystery of praying
Seek, and you shall find
Ask, and you shall receive
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you
After this manner therefore pray