Jeffrey A. Nelson
pastor, author, spiritual director
New Sacred Post: The Spiritual Practice of Shutting Up
Many people have a certain idea of what prayer is.
Call and response. Prayers of unison. Joys and concerns. The Lord’s Prayer recited.
Words spoken aloud, usually to petition God for a certain sense of presence or activity on behalf of God’s people.
Maybe there are a few token beats of silence, but most faith communities this side of the Quakers speak much, ask for much, state much about what they believe in prayer.
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March 18, 2016
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