Prayer and Meditation

Prayer is not merely, as some say, “the breathing of the soul.” It is the imbibing of life itself. If we stop praying, life ebbs away. As long as we pray, our lives remains warm, ardent, and vigorous, for in prayer we meet God himself in Christ. In Christ is life—yes, in him alone (John 1:4). We experience this life only insofar as we search for him and love him, and only to the extent that we come to him and receive him in prayer. “Eating the flesh” and “drinking the blood” of the Son of Man actually takes place every time we meet him personally, so that he is in us and we are in him. Neither my prayer nor my conduct can bring life; what is crucial is that Christ is my life.

— Eberhard Arnold

Books: Prayer and Meditation

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My God and My All

Elizabeth Goudge

The captivating story of the world’s favorite saint is now retold for a modern audience by one of the great novelists of our time.

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Evening Prayers

Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

We want to turn to God at the end of each day, but often don't find the words to express our deepest feelings and longing. This collection of prayers is one of the few daily devotionals especially intended for use in the evening.

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Wisdom of the Sadhu

Sadhu Sundar Singh

A collection of anecdotes, parables, and meditations from one of the most fascinating spiritual guides of the 20th century. Rooted in a distinctively Indian idiom, his Christian wisdom challenges Western readers to step beyond theological ideas and encounter the essence of the Gospels. русский español

Articles: Prayer and Meditation

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Disruptive Peacemaking

Ethan Hughes

“Whenever we place our faith in mammon, wealth, and things, we enter a state of war with ourselves, with each other, with creation, and with God. The cycle feeds itself, gaining momentum as long as it goes unchecked. We must disrupt it at all costs.”

Vincent Van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1888.

The Germinating Force

Erna Albertz

This week marks the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh's death. He was a conflicted and enigmatic man, seeking desperately for meaning. Perhaps a deep awareness of his human frailty gave his art a unique passion and intensity...

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Henry David Thoreau: Spiritual and Prophetic Writings

Erna Albertz

If Thoreau had been nothing more than a naturalist and minimalist, he would be considered great. But nature and simplicity are only the springboard from which he plumbed the depths of the human conscience and its relation to God.

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A Prayer for the Fourth of July

Milton Zimmerman

I thank Thee this day for the gift of my country, for its beauty, its inner and outer wealth, its strength, its growth, its abundance, its spirit of can do, its uniqueness... But, Father, have mercy on us...