Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Prayer is so simple...

Prayer is so simple;

It is like quietly opening a door

And slipping into the very presence of God,

There is the stillness

to listen to His voice;

Perhaps to petition,

Or only to listen:

It matters not.

Just to be there

In His presence

Is prayer

pg 37 A Young Woman's Call to Prayer by Elizabeth George(Eleanor Doan, Speaker's Sourcebook)

My twelve year old daughter read this to me tonight from this book. I thought I would share.


Heth said...

I love that.

Looks like a great book, how is she liking it?

Mocha with Linda said...

Love the quote.

Especially love the fact that your 12-year-old is reading that.

And then that she is sharing it with her mom!

I looked at it on the link and think I might get it for my 12-year-old girl. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

It thrills my heart to see the way the Lord works - He is so amazing. The Holy Spirit whispered the words of Jer. 29:11-13 into my heart this morning. It was the "I will listen" that moved me. And now this precious prayer.
Thank you for sharing it Chris.

Tammy said...

I love that she read this to you...
and it's beautiful, too.

I'm keeping this in mind for my daughters in a few years!

Sandy said...

Hi Chris, I'm really trying to point out the true meaning of prayer and why we do it. Because God wants a relationship w/us. That is why He created us. That seems to be easy for my kids to grasp. Great post!

Cyndi said...

Love it. LOVE Elizabeth George. What a great quote!

Kelly said...

Wow, that's good.

Ann said...

I should look and see if there is a book like that for young men. I was just thinking the other day after doing my Isaiah lesson about how I'm noticing that sometimes prayer at our house gets turned into a thing to "check off the list" where we just kind of do it as part of a routine. Chapter one in Isaiah really taught me that the Lord is tired of people going through the motions. I discovered that sometimes when I pray with my kids, I'm not speaking to God from my heart. That's something I'd like to really work on.