Monday, 2 April 2012

Prayer and discipleship

...It is clear that prayer is not an effort to make contact with God, to bring him to our side. the effort to remove everything that might prevent the Spirit of God, given to us by Jesus Christ, from speaking freely to us and in us. The discipline of prayer is the discipline by which we liberate the Spirit of God from entanglement in our impatient impulses. It is the way we allow God's Spirit to move where he wants.
            - Henri Nouwen

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