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Dark Night

Prayer is not a ladder we build to the heavens; rather, as Dietrich Bonhoeffer put it, prayer is God’s work in us. When we do not turn away from God in times of distress or confusion, I believe it is also an indication that God has not turned away from us. When a person prays or just looks longingly in a heavenward direction, even though she may feel abandoned, her prayer is an indication of God’s ongoing presence.

The Listening Life by Adam S. McHugh
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  1. marthagrisso marthagrisso September 14, 2020

    This is a beautiful reminder that we need to walk in His presence continuously — especially when things get rough.

    • h. renell h. renell September 14, 2020

      Thank you! And they are rough right now.

  2. GlendaMcMinn Blog GlendaMcMinn Blog October 7, 2020

    So true! Well said. Prayer is a powerful tool and much needed right now! Thanks for sharing!

    • h. renell h. renell October 7, 2020

      You are welcome! My blog as been part of my sanity in the last few months. Thanks for commenting! Blessings!

      • GlendaMcMinn Blog GlendaMcMinn Blog October 7, 2020

        Mine too! There has been so much good coming from this trying time. I resurrected my very old blog of 9 years. So encouraging to find others like yourself writing from the heart. Blessings to you!

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