Prayer is Friendship

Prayer is firstly about getting ourselves out-of-the-way. We don’t have to wait for God to come he is present within us. But our inner world is often full of worries, fears, ideas, plans, tasks, all clanging and bumping into each other. We need to get these onto paper and out-of-the-way. Prayer is simply friendship with God and friendship requires two-way communication

Prayer, Contemplation and Solitude

Deep in every human heart is a longing, most people don’t have a name for this longing, so they look for substitutes. The problem is that the substitutes don’t work. How does our heart become one with God? We connect to the heart of God, creation and the contemporary world through the rhythms of prayer, contemplation and solitude. These are the three things that unite us with God.

Jesus Teaching on Prayer

It would seem that most organised religions today have ignored these teachings as most prefer public services, public prayers and lots of words. Especially the Pentecostals of which I am one. I wonder if in our busy driven lives we are actually repelled by silence and solitude?

Prayer, Contemplation and Solitude

Deep in every human heart is a longing, most people don’t have a name for this longing, so they look for substitutes. The problem is that the substitutes don’t work. How does our heart become one with God? We connect to the heart of God, creation and the contemporary world through the rhythms of prayer, contemplation and solitude. These are the three things that unite us with God.

Rhythm, Solitude and Creation

How does our heart become one with God? We connect to the heart of God, creation and the contemporary world through the rhythms of prayer, contemplation and solitude. These are the three things that unite us with God. Ray Simpson

Prayer is Friendship

Prayer is firstly about getting ourselves out-of-the-way. We don’t have to wait for God to come he is present within us. But our inner world is often full of worries, fears, ideas, plans, tasks, all clanging and bumping into each other. We need to get these onto paper and out-of-the-way. Prayer is simply friendship with God and friendship requires two-way communication

18 Things Creative People Do Differently

Creative people are insatiably curious — they generally opt to live the examined life, and even as they get older, maintain a sense of curiosity about life. Whether through intense conversation or solitary mind-wandering, creatives look at the world around them and want to know why, and how, it is the way it is.

Mondays Meditation: Solitude, Community, Ministry

It’s precicsliy in the hub, in that communion with God, that we discover the call to community. It’s remarkable that solitude always calls us to community. In solitude you realise you’re part of a human family and that you want to lift something together.
Henri Nouwen