Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Praying Makes A Difference
"Praying, therefore, is the most critical activity we are capable of, for when we pray, we are never satisfied with the world of here and now and are constantly striving to realise the new world, the first glimmers of which we have already seen." Another quotation from Henri Nouwen's With Open Hands, offering a reminder that prayer does make a difference because it is the expression of our relationship with God. Praying helps us to recognise that God can take us to new places. Too often we are caught up in our own thinking and planning. Nouwen points out that "Christ is the one who in the most revealing way made clear that prayer means sharing in the power of God."