“Prayer – Interactive conversation with God about what we and God are thinking and doing together.”
“We do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sights too deep for words.” Romans 8.26″
from A Year with God: Living out the Spiritual Disciplines edited by Richard J. Foster and Julia L. Roller, introduction to days 26 – 45.
“I am, O God, a jumbled mass of motives.
One moment I am adoring you, and the next I am shaking my fist at you.
I vacillate between mounting hope, and deepening desire.
I am full of faith, and full of doubt. I want the best for others, and am jealous when they get it.
Even so, God, I will not run from your presence.
Nor will I pretend to be what I am not.
Thank you for accepting me with all my contradictions.
from A Year with God: Living out the Spiritual Disciplines edited by Richard J. Foster and Julia L. Roller, day 26.