A Praying Life
This past week, I have started reading a book called A Praying Life by Paul Miller.
I’m hooked, I’m intrigued, I’m challenged, I’m humbled. I’m thirsty for more.
In an early chapter entitled “Learning to be Helpless” (ah, freedom there already…), Miller talks of prayer as “bringing your helplessness to Jesus.” He then cites Thomas Merton, a 20th century Trappist monk, who offered:
“Prayer is an expression of who we are…
We are a living incompleteness.
We are a gap, an emptiness that calls for fulfillment.”
With Miller’s help and clearly God’s, I’m finally learning to offer up my emptiness and honestly pray rather than just “say prayers.”