Speaking of waiting and praying

December 19, 2012 — 4 Comments

“As we wait and pray, God weaves his story and creates a wonder. Instead of drifting between comedy (denial) and tragedy (reality), we have a relationship with the living God, who is intimately involved with the details of our worlds. We are learning to watch for the story to unfold, to wait for the wonder.”

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Both the child and the cynic walk through the valley of the shadow of death. The cynic focuses on the darkness; the child focuses on the Shepherd.”

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“Prayer is a moment of incarnation – God with us…Prayer is asking God to get dirty in your life. Yes, the eternal God scrubs floors. For sure we know he washes feet.
So take Jesus at his word. Ask him. Tell him what you want. Get dirty.
Write out your prayer requests; don’t mindlessly drift through life on the American narcotic of busyness.
If you try to seize the day, the day will eventually break you. Seize the corner of his garment and don’t let go until he blesses you. He will reshape the day.”

These three quotes are from Paul Miller’s A Praying Life. If you haven’t read this thought-full book yet, I’d recommend it for your next year’s reading. If you have already enjoyed it, you might want to pick it up again–it’s one of those books worth savoring.

[December 20th: The Kindle version is on sale for $1.99–at least for now.]

4 responses to Speaking of waiting and praying

  1. 

    Paul Miller’s is one of my favorite books on prayer. I’m so glad you shared this quote. I needed it today!

  2. 

    What great quotes! And the Kindle version of this book is only $1.99! Hard to pass up. Thanks for the tip!

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