Friday, May 27, 2011

THREE DIMENSIONS OF PRAYER

Before we utter a word, the Spirit puts in our heart desire to communicate with the Source of our being. God has given us life and love. In prayer we gratefully receive these gifts. …

In the second dimension of prayer we respond. In distress we call out for help and in gratitude offer our thanksgiving. Receiving divine love, we return our praise. We confess our sin and make petition. …

The third dimension of prayer is intimate communion. The love and grace of the Holy One draws us into the embrace of pure love. … God desires to give the gift of contemplation.

-- J. David Muyskens in Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God, © 2006, Published by Upper Room Books. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.


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1 comment:

  1. i like the "Sound Bites" concept.
    Sometimes I get wordy. Your approach is more manageable!
    Peace - DEREK

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