Thursday, July 29

Monday Mellow Yellow: Prayer

For the Monday Mellow Yellow Meme

Street Prayer
Street Prayer

"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
―     Mahatma Gandhi

"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”  
―     Søren Kierkegaard

“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”
―     Mother Teresa


  • Perfect. Puts me in mind of Eric Butterworth ~

    “Prayer is the most misunderstood subject in the field of religious practice. It is looked upon as an attempt to coax a miracle from a reluctant God, a court of last resort. And there is a tendency to try to see God through our troubles. “How can I believe in God after all this?” some say. The real need is to begin with the idea that God is the whole, no matter what we see in part. Thus, though experiences change for better or worse, we know there is that which changes not – the one Presence and Power of God. We begin with this awareness and see our troubles from this consciousness.

    This is a kind of prayer that never fails, because we are not looking for miracles, only for perception. The goal is not to set things right, but to see them rightly. When we see with this insight, we are in the flow of guidance and strength and love, in the process of the outworking of the problem.”

    Thanks, Terri.

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