A Praying Life

“Underneath her obedient life is a sense of helplessness. It has become part of her very nature…almost like breathing. Why? Because she is weak. She can feel her restless heart, her tendency to compare herself with others. She is shocked at how jealousy can well up in her. She notices how easily the world gets its hooks into her. In short, she distrusts herself. When she looks at other people, she sees the same struggles. The world, the flesh, and the Devil are too much for her. The result? Her heart cries out to God in prayer. She needs Jesus.”

Paul Miller A Praying Life

5 responses to “A Praying Life

  1. hmmm…
    especially powerful on this Palm Sunday.

    “Learn at last that anywhere [and everywhere] you may expect GRACE.”
    -Thornton Wilder

    • This passage has really touched me today. Makes me want to read the book. I pray my heart will cry out to God in times like these. Sometimes it takes discipline.

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