Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Spending time with God..again

I'm re-reading A praying Life by Paul Miller. It's been one of the most helpful-if not the most helpful books I've ever read on prayer (and I think I have read well over 20!!). Perhaps the best compliment I can give it is that it really has lead to more frequent and meaningful (to me at least!!) prayer since I first read it a couple of months ago.

Think about these paragraphs,

'If you are not praying, then you are quietly confident that time, money, and talent are all you need in life. You'll always be a little too tired, a little too busy. But if, like Jesus, you realise you can't do life on your own, then no matter how busy, no matter how tired you are, you will find time to pray.
Time in prayer makes you even more dependant on God because you don't have as much time to get things done. Every minute spent in prayer is one less minute where you can be doing something "productive." So the act of praying means that you have to rely more on God.'

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