Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pondering Prayer

I'm finishing a book about God. It's taking me a long time because I've finally learned that it's okay to "chew" on words. And that it's okay to turn back and re-read passages. So, it's taking me awhile. Something that leapt off a page for me was when the author wrote about prayer coming from her written word. Wow.

I read one of my favorite blogs this morning and she posted about prayer being manifested in many ways, including in the written word. Hmm.

I've been journaling about my prayer life since January. I've learned that half the time, I don't even recognize answered prayer. I've learned that praying on another's behalf is uplifting. It's been a humbling experience.

'A Field Guide To God' by Patty Kirk

8 comments:

  1. I am going to have to look into that book:-) Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Prayer should involve God's name for him to feel personal to us. Psalm 83:18

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  3. I just ordered this book for the church library. Sounds like something I could use myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Really enjoy your blog! I'm your latest follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog this week! Abby

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  5. Thanks for sharing. Have you ever read "A praying Life"? Its an awesome book too!

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  6. No Erin, I haven't read that, might have to put it on the list! Thanks! :)

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  7. Really love reading your blog. I've been writing about my 40 day challenge to improve my prayer life that I started for Lent. I've learned so much and it's carrying over to my children now. Great stuff. You might enjoy checking it out. Stop by my blog sometime. :) Wishing you a happy Spring and an Easter filled with blessings.

    Rosann
    http://www.christiansupermom.com/

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  8. Sticking in my 'read someday' book list envelope right now.

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