Sunday, July 05, 2015

Ellul: prayer is life with God

Sunday, July 5, 2015
    Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”
    —Galatians 4:6 (NIV)
    Prayer is not a discourse. It is a form of life, the life with God. That is why it is not confined to the moment of verbal statement. The latter (verbalization) can only be the secondary expression of the relationship with God, an overflow from the encounter between the living God and the living person.
    ... Jacques Ellul (1912-1994), Prayer and Modern Man, New York: The Seabury Press, 1973, p. 60 (see the book)
    See also Gal. 4:6; Ps. 10:17; 90:1-2; Zech. 12:10; Rom. 8:26; Eph. 6:18; Jas. 4:3; Jude 1:20
Quiet time reflection:
    Dwell in me, Lord.
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