Wednesday, October 12, 2005

CQOD: 10/15/05 -- Knight: withdrawing to pray

Christian Quotation of the Day

October 15, 2005
Feast of Teresa of Avila, Mystic, Teacher, 1582
    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
    -- Luke 5:16 (NIV)

    It was no exceptional thing for Jesus to withdraw Himself “into the wilderness to pray.” He was never for one moment of any day out of touch with God. He was speaking and listening to the Father all day long; and yet He, who was in such constant touch with God, felt the need, as well as the joy, of more prolonged and more quiet communion with Him... Most of the reasons that drive us to pray for strength and forgiveness could never have driven Him; and yet He needed prayer.
    ... G. H. Knight (1835-1917), In the Secret of His Presence [1934]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You bless me in prayer.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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