The Transforming Power of Prayer ~ James Houston

I used to think that prayer was a spiritual exercise – something that needed to be worked at, like running or vaulting. But I was never any good at sports, and perhaps I would never be any good at prayer either. After years of feeling useless and guilty, I began to realize the truth of a comment made by one of the early Fathers of the church, Clement of Alexandria. He said that “prayer is keeping company with God.” This began to give me a new focus on prayer. I began to see prayer more as a friendship than a rigorous discipline. It started to become more of a relationship and less of a performance.”

~ James Houston

Quote taken from, Between Heaven and Earth by Ken Gire copyright 1997 by Ken Gire

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2 thoughts on “The Transforming Power of Prayer ~ James Houston

  1. I began to see prayer more as a friendship than a rigorous discipline. It started to become more of a relationship and less of a performance.
    Love that!

    Lana… love you!

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