Nouwen’s Prayer … May be good for the hubris in us all …

“O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner. I am impressed by my own spiritual insights. I probably know more about prayer, meditation, and contemplation than most Christians do. I have read many books about the Christian life, and have even written a few myself. Still, as impressed as I am, I am more impressed by the enormous abyss between my insights and my life.” From A Cry for Mercy by Henri J.M. Nouwen quoted from A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

2 comments on “Nouwen’s Prayer … May be good for the hubris in us all …

  1. Jeremy Graham says:

    nouwen is the man. my favorite is in the name of jesus or the way of the heart or the life of the beloved or …wait i love them all.

  2. Todd Littleton says:

    In the Name of Jesus is one of my favorites. I just got The Life of the Beloved. Our youngest daughter says it is great.

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