Counsel to the Christian-Traveller: Also Meditations & Experiences
A Quaker prayer life arises from a life of continuing daily practice. The first generation of Quakers kept a covenant with God, based on obedience to the promptings of the Inward Light. This did not require the established churches, priests or liturgies. Quaker prayer became a practice of patient waiting in silence. Prayer is a conscious choice to seek God, in whatever form that Divine Presence speaks to each of us, moment to moment. The difficulties we experience in inward prayer are preparation for our outward lives. Each time we return to the center in prayer we are modeling how to live our lives; each time we dismiss the internal intrusions we are strengthening that of God within us and denying the role of the Self; every time we turn to prayer and to God we are seeking an increase in the measure of Light in our lives.
- ISBN: 9780979711015
- Author: William Shewen
- Pages: 120
- Year: 2009