A fascinating piece by our friend, Brother James… our Heavenly Father desires to hear from us! What could be more encouraging than that?
The idea of prayer is based upon the assumption of man’s ability to accost God, to lay our hopes, sorrows and wishes before Him. But this assumption is not an awareness of a particular ability with which we are endowed. We do not feel that we possess a magic power of speaking to the Infinite; we merely witness the wonder of prayer, the wonder of man addressing Himself to the Eternal. Contact with Him is not our achievement. It is a gift, coming down from on high like a meteor, rather than rising up like a rocket. Before the words of prayer come to the lips, the mind must believe in God’s willingness to draw near to us, and in our ability to clear the path for His approach. Such belief is the idea that leads us toward prayer.
–Abraham Joshua Heschel, Man’s Quest for God.
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