Tag Archives: Answering God

Prayer as the Practice of Memory

Prayer begins as the most spontaneous of acts: pain, gratitude, anger. It occurs in fragments. It is experienced abruptly without transitions. But as it continues, it develops subterranean connections – gathering and arranging – and it becomes our most comprehensive … Continue reading

Posted in Prayers, Proverbs | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Storyless Prayers

“There are no story-less prayers,” Eugene Peterson writes. “Story is to prayer what the body is to the soul – the circumstances in which it takes place… story-making is creative work – demanding intense and personal involvement.”  (Answering God). When … Continue reading

Posted in Prayers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Residing Prayer

“When the Holy Spirit has come to reside in someone, that person cannot stop praying; for the Spirit prays without ceasing in him.  No matter if he is asleep or awake, prayer is going on in his heart all the … Continue reading

Posted in Prayers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment