Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Drawing Good Pictures

Richard Foster writes: “.. we all come to prayer with a tangled mass of motives … but … God is big enough to receive us with all our mixture.    God receives us just as we are and accepts our prayers just as they are.  In the same way that a small child cannot draw a bad picture so a child of God cannot offer a bad prayer.” ("Prayer", Hodder & Stoughton, 1992, p.8/9).

I really like that image which says so much about how God engages with us.  Prayer is an expression of relationship.  In prayer we have the opportunity of communication with God - and how we need that, both so that we can express our concerns to God and so that we can listen to what God is saying to us.

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