WE ARE CALLED to pray not because we feel like praying or because it gives us good insights, but simply because we want to be obedient, to listen to the voice that calls us the beloved.
- Henri J. M. Nouwen
A Spirituality of Living
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Find a time for silence to listen to God’s call for you to pray. Share your thoughts.
Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-16, NRSV
This Week: pray for public servants. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.
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This week we remember Clare of Assisi (August 11).
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