Friday, March 7, 2014

The New Prayer

Ellen Michaud, the 2012 writer-in-residence at Earlham School of Religion, shares about the power of prayer in this recent article from Live Happy magazine:

"Praying with others can be a richly textured experience. Whether it’s done in the silence of a Quaker meeting or as part of a group singing an ancient melody with its origins deep in the sands of the Negev, communal prayer is often a joyously multidimensional experience that moves us into a new space.

"'Prayer is a doorway to God,' explains Brent Bill, Quaker pastor, director of the new meetings project for Friends General Conference and author of the forthcoming book Finding God in the Verbs: Crafting a New Language of Prayer. 'It’s an opportunity to open ourselves, engage in an authentic dialogue, and get as close to God as possible.'"

You can read more from Ellen's article here, and check out her blog at:

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