I am getting ready to teach a class on prayer, and rounded up some of my favorite quotes about prayer, outside of Scripture. Here are twenty of my favorites.
Why Pray the Lord’s Prayer?
Why pray the Lord's Prayer? Isn't better to just talk to God, to share what is on our heart? Sometimes it is. But at other times, the Lord's Prayer offers us the words that we need to address the God that we love.
Can Any of You by Worrying Add a Single Hour to Your Span of Life?
In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us not to worry. But we still worry. At least I do. So here are three things that Jesus teaches us about how to handle the inevitable worries of life.
The Five Pillars of My Prayer Life
Here are five basic pillars that keep my life of prayer propped up when the burdens of life threaten to weigh it down.
Afternoon Prayer for Personal Devotions
Here is a very simple Afternoon Prayer Service that can be used by those keeping the Divine Office, or by anyone wishing to pause and spend a few moments in prayer in the afternoon.
Pray While You Can
Dom Chapman teaches us to "Pray as you can, not as you can't." I would add to that, based on my recent illness, "Pray while you can."
Book Review: An Introduction to Christian Mysticism by Jason M. Baxter
In this introduction to Christian mysticism, Baxter helps us understand why this topic is so important to the church today, and helps us to "recover the premodern vision of God in all its fierce joy and heartening wildness.”
Silence and Prayer
A few of my favorite quotes on silence, particularly as it relates to prayer.
Always Breathe Christ
Always breathe Christ. - St. Anthony of Egypt
Stranger by Thomas Merton
Reflections on "Stranger," a poem by Thomas Merton.