|A Prayer Diary||
People who have come to know the joy of God do not deny the darkness, but they choose not to live in it.
Walk and talk and work and laugh with your friends! But behind the scenes, keep up the life of simple prayer and inward worship. Keep it up throughout the day.
Deep intercessory prayer has its costs: it opens us to the pain of the world and our own impotence.
Let me be grateful today for the blessing of the hole in my heart; for the emptiness and, indeed, “famine” God sends me whenever I wander off and chase yearnings or ambitions outside His house.
I sometimes think I have an urgent duty to make all kinds of protest and clarification—but, above all, the important thing is to be on the Great Way and stay on it, whether to speaks or not.
The Glory of God is a human being fully alive.
St. Irenaeus, www.gratefulness.org
It must be emphasized over and over that daily life is the fundamental practice.
-- Thomas Keating, The Mystery of Christ
There will be sorry; the care that cometh daily; battle wounds may knock us out; but we need never go under in spirit.
“Don’t the Bible say we must love everybody?”
“O, the Bible! To be sure, it says a great may things; but, then, nobody ever thinks of doing them.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin