SPENDING TIME in prayer is essential to knowing God. Prayer is one of the fundamental fruits of the tree of the soul, especially intercessory prayer. God tells Catherine that there is no other way to taste the truth than “by means of humble and continuous prayer.” God offers prayer as the process for revelation. In prayer, we humble ourselves before the Lord and sing God’s glory.
Deeply Rooted: Knowing Self, Growing in God
From page 40 of Deeply Rooted: Knowing Self, Growing in God by Christopher Maricle. Copyright © 2016 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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“And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
—Matthew 6:5-6, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
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