More good thoughts from the book, A Praying Life by Paul Miller

“The quest for a contemplative life can actually be self-absorbed, focused on my quiet and me.  If we love people and have power to help, then we are going to be busy.  Learning to pray doesn’t offer us a less busy life; it offers us a less busy heart.  In the midst of outer busyness we can develop an inner quiet.  Because we are less hectic on the inside, we have a greater capacity to love…and thus to be busy, which in turn drives us even more into a life of prayer.”

“We become anxious when we take a godlike stance, occupying ourselves with things too great for us.  We return to sanity by becoming like little children, resting on our mothers.”

“A praying life isn’t simply a morning prayer time; it is about slipping in to prayer at odd hours of the day, not because we are disciplined but because we are in touch with our own poverty of spirit, realizing that we can’t even walk through a mall or our neighborhood without the help of the Spirit of Jesus.”

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