Desert Wisdom: Personalizing Our Prayers

The early Christians understood there is no one-size-fits-all prayer pattern. The time, location, and form of our prayer arises in relation to the circumstances of our life.  Bunge writes about this on pp 110-112.

Fixed times of prayer arise from our commitment to beginning and ending our days in devotion to God.  In between we may keep “the hours”if our pattern is more liturgical.  But regardless of the form, we “pray without ceasing” by allowing the experiences of our day to be invitations to pray.

In this way, no ones prayer life will be the same as someone else’s.

We pray as we are, when we are, where we are, and as we can.

About Steve Harper

Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 42 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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1 Response to Desert Wisdom: Personalizing Our Prayers

  1. Cherry Cooper says:

    Hello Dr. Harper

    Classes started today at Asbury. You are dearly missed. The unexpected joy for me as I wandered from class to class is that your presence can be felt everywhere.

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