Silence and Prayer …

Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are a constant act of praise.
—Richard Rohr from Radical Grace: Daily Meditations

True, whole prayer is
nothing but love.
— St. Augustine

At the heart of silence is prayer.
At the heart of prayer is faith.
At the heart of faith is life.
At the heart of life is service.
— Mother Teresa of Calcutta

A man prayed and, at first, he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until, in the end, he realized that prayer is listening.
— Soren Kierkegaard

Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
— Rumi

Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness.
— Abraham Joshua Heschel

When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father Who is in secret; and your Father Who sees in secret will reward you. And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask them.
— Matt.6:6-8

God’s frequency is silence. It gives reality to the verse from Romans promising that “..the spirit prays in us with sighs too deep for words.”
— Linda R. Douty from “Getting from Sunday to Monday” / ExploreFaith.org

When we pray to God we must be seeking nothing – nothing.
— Saint Francis of Assisi

Grow flowers of gratitude in the soil of prayer.
— Terri Guillemets

Prayers not felt by us are seldom heard by God.
— Philip Henry

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