I am reading the book by Philip Yancey called Prayer. It is really a really good read. I personally struggle with prayer, as most people do, that is why he wrote the book… in the first chapter he raises some really good points, such as “We pray because we can’t help it”, and a quote from Thomas Merton: “’Prayer is an expression of who we are… We are a living incompleteness’”.
“In other words, prayer has features in common with all relationships that matter.” And his last paragraph of his first chapter starts like this: “If prayer stands as the place where God and human beings meet, then I must learn about prayer.”
One interesting question that he asked many people is, does prayer satisfy you? I asked myself and I must confess that only sometimes does it satisfy me. The other day I was struggling with a lot of frustration about all sorts of things, and I can remember writing an email of just BLAAAAH, to my parents. When I read the reply, I felt so compelled to pray, that it was incredible, I can’t really remember very clearly a feeling like this before. It was just a groaning from my inner being. After that prayer I was satisfied, but I want more of those experiences, I want to feel close to God and to learn more about Him and grow in Him.
Well may you encounter God this week like you have never before…