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Prayer is Living


Written by Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996), a Dutch priest, professor, writer, and theologian. This is an excerpt from his book “With Open Hands.”

Prayer leads you to see new paths and to hear new melodies in the air. Prayer is the breath of your life which gives you freedom to go and stay where you wish and to find the many signs which point out the way to a new land. Praying is not simply some necessary compartment in the daily schedule of a Christian or a source of support in time of need, nor is it restricted to Sunday morning or as a frame to surround mealtimes. Praying is living.


Written by Carla Harding, a contemporary Christian author and director for 24-7 Prayer across Great Britain.

God, I confess that sometimes I only go looking for Your wisdom when I’m in trouble. Help me dive into Your eternal life giving, truth-filled word to find delight and strength every day. And now, as I prepare to take this time of prayer into the coming day, the Lord who loves me assures me that as I keep my eyes always on the Lord, with Him at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

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