Monday, April 16, 2012

Barth: freedom in prayer

Monday, April 16, 2012
    When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
    —Psalm 94:19 (NIV)
    As the Christian prays, he actually anticipates his own liberation from anxiety even when engulfed by it. Praying to God, he can no longer have it, nor be possessed by it.
    ... Karl Barth (1886-1968), Church Dogmatics, v. IV, part 3 [1961], Continuum International Publishing Group, 2004, p. 673 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your presence relieves all worry.
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