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Posts from the ‘Prayer’ Category



The freshness of my eyes is given to me in prayer.

– Attributed to the Prophet Muhammad

Wise Advice from Etty Hillesum

Even if I should be locked up in a narrow cell and a cloud should drift past my small barred window, then I shall bring you that cloud, Oh God, while there is still the strength in me to do so.
– Etty Hillesum
An Interrupted Life

Where Does Prayer Begin?

Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness.
– Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Finding a Space for Silence

Let us leave a little room for reflection in our lives, room too for silence. Let us look within ourselves and see whether there is some delightful hidden place inside where we can be free of noise and argument. Let us hear the Word of God in stillness and perhaps we will then come to understand it.

– St. Augustine


How Do You Experience Worship?

Great compassion is the root of all forms of worship.
– His Holiness the Dalai Lama
In the grandeur of Niagara Falls, how is one's heart not moved to worship?

In the grandeur of Niagara Falls, how is one’s heart not moved to worship?

Prayer Is Energy


Prayer is energy, the energy of love and transformative power. It is given to us to use for the good of all creation. In prayer God gives us the fuel of life, and asks us to live it.

Margaret Silf in The Gift of Prayer

Look Around You!

Look around you!Our eyes are keyholes opening to a world of wonder.

– Edward Hays in Pray All Ways