notes & quotes Directory

"We have to pray with..."
"We must not conceive of prayer as..."
"We are cold when it comes to..."
"Henceforth, all your moral behavior is simply..."
Prayer is looking out from...
"Without solitude it is virtually impossible..."
"The Word of God is the fulcrum upon which the lever of prayer is placed, and by which things are mightily moved..."
"There is no improving the future without disturbing the present." --Catherine Booth
"Prayer is not what is done by us, but rather what is done by the Holy Spirit in us.” —Henri Nouwen
"By scriptural warrant, prayer may be divided into the petition of faith and that of submission...."
Spirituality is about being ready....
What is a father's great task? To bring himself and his family to God. That task requires...
" Jesus' basic justice agenda was simple living, humility, and love of neighbor. We all have to live this way ourselves. From that position, God can do God's work rather easily." —Richard Rohr
"Listening is much more than allowing another to talk while waiting for a chance to respond...."
"We are not the authors of our life with God, nor are we pawns..."
"Life is this simple: We are living in a world that is absolutely..."
"If I'm going to continue to be any kind of spiritual teacher..."
"We are starved for quiet, to hear the sound of sheer silence that is the presence of God Himself." —Ruth Haley Barton
"Jacob wrestled not so much with a promise as with the Promiser. We must take hold of the Promiser, lest..."
"There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God." —Brother Lawrence
"It is much more important to cultivate the quiet, inward space of a constant listening than..."
"Most of us were taught that God would love us if and when we change. In fact..."
"To listen is very hard, because it asks of us so much interior stability that we no longer need to prove ourselves by speeches, arguments, statements, or declarations..."
"The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him."—William McGill
"I am deeply convinced that the necessity of prayer, and to pray unceasingly, is not as much based on our desire for God as on God's desire for us. It is God's passionate pursuit of us that calls us to prayer."—Henri Nouwen