Tag Archives: The subject and object of prayer

In Us, For Us, and From Us

It is necessary that the Spirit of Christ be in us, that [he] may pray in us and for us and cause us to pray, and may unite our minds and hearts to God, and immerse [them] in his infinite … Continue reading

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Measured by Weight

True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length. Charles Spurgeon This resounds with what the Apostle Paul says in … Continue reading

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The Beginning And The End

I have always wondered at T.S. Elliot’s famous ending from The Little Gidding, the last of his Four Quartets: We shall not cease from explorationAnd the end of all our exploringWill be to arrive where we started And know the place for … Continue reading

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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

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