My dwelling place shall be with them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Ezekiel 37:27
ABOVE ALL, PRAYING MEANS TO BE ACCEPTING TOWARD GOD WHO IS ALWAYS new, always different. For God is a deeply moved God whose heart is greater than mine. The open acceptance of prayer in the face of an ever-new God makes me free. In prayer, I am constantly on the way, on pilgrimage. On my way, I meet more and more people who show me something about him whom I seek. I’ll never know if I’ve reached him. But I do know that he will always be new and there is no reason for fear.
Lord, I believe that in every prayer you are calling me to a new life. Take away my fears so I can respond to your call in service to others.
Renewed For Life was compiled by the works of Henri Nouwen and edited by Mark Neilsen.