I’ve been re-reading some Eugene Peterson stuff on prayer. I tend to stink at praying and yet, for a whole bunch of reasons, I find myself praying more and more these days. Here are couple of thoughts that have been helpful:

“His prayer took him into a world far larger than his immediate experience.”


“Every thing and every person has an interior. Prayer goes beneath the surface and penetrates the heart of the matter. Unlike mere action, prayer is not subject to immediate evaluation or verification. If we are addicted to ‘results’ we will quickly lose interest in prayer. When we pray we willingly participate in what God is doing, without knowing precisely what God is doing, how he is doing it, or when we will know what is going on–if ever.”

From Tell It Slant.

2 thoughts on “Prayer

  1. Eugene “gets it” like few people I’ve ever read/heard. He has been a soul-physician to me. Some of his book titles… to say nothing of the contents… have given me pause to reflect and learn, over and over. As much as any author I can name, he’s helped me to remain faithful to “the long obedience in the same direction”

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