Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I checked out a book this week from the library called The Oxford Book of Prayer. It has been encouraging to read. The following quote touched me. It is a beautiful reminder to me that I need to spend selfless time in prayer-- not focused on my needs or concerns.
"Worship is the submismission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by his holiness; the nourishment of mind with his truth; the purifying of the imagination by his beauty; the opening of the heart to his love; the surrender of will to his purpose--and all of this gathered up in adoration, the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable and therefore the chief remedy of that self-centeredness which is our original sin and the soure of all actual sin."