Thursday, June 16, 2011

Prayer is in many ways the criterion of Christian life. (Henri Nouwen)

So much is happening and in some aspects I feel really helpless ... so it is a timely reminder for me this morning that I am on the right track and should not "feel guilty" (yet again!) because by praying I am doing the right and necessary practical thing. 

Wednesday June 15, 2011
  
When you pray, go to your private room and, when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in that secret place, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you. (Matthew 6)  

Prayer is in many ways the criterion of Christian life. Prayer requires that we stand in God's presence with open hands, naked and vulnerable, proclaiming to ourselves and to others that without God we can do nothing. 

- Henri J. M. Nouwen

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