Henri Nouwen on Prayer

 

“To pray is to descend with the mind into the heart, and there stand before the face of the LORD, ever-present, all-seeing, within you.” –Henri Nouwen in The Way of the Heart

 

 

“Prayer is the way to both the heart of God and the heart of the world–precisely because they have been joined through the suffering of Jesus Christ…Praying is letting one’s own heart become the place where the tears of God’s children merge and become tears of hope.” –Henri Nouwen in Love in a Fearful Land

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