Saturday, November 14, 2009

Quotes and Thoughts from “A Praying Life” by Paul Miller

I'm half-way through a great book on prayer by Paul Miller. His simple premise is very refreshing: Prayer is simply the medium through which we experience and connect to God. Miller wants the reader to see prayer as less complicated, more relational, and all-encompassing. In other words, we need to see prayer through the lens of every day communion with God.

Here are a few great quotes:

"Learning to pray doesn't offer you a less busy life; it offers you a less busy heart."

"Come overwhelmed with life. Come with a wandering mind. Come messy."

"You can't build a relationship by sound bites."

Thomas Merton – "Prayer is an expression of who we are…we are living incompleteness. We are a gap, an emptiness that calls for fulfillment."

"Helplessness is how the Christian life works."

"Weakness is the channel that allows us to access grace."

"God is not your personal vending machine."

1 comment:

Dennis, Heidi and Edmund said...

What does everyday communion look like?