Desert Wisdom: A Life of Prayer

Buge brings this section of his book (pp 105-112) to an end by reminding us that prayer is a life, not merely a time.

Clement of Alexandria wrote that the true Christian is one whose “whole life is a prayer” (P 112).

The early Christians believed that prayer was the “breath” (life) of the soul.

The forms and times which arose in Christianity are only signs of this larger reality and reminders to help us re-center our consciousness on God throughout the day.

About Steve Harper

Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 42 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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2 Responses to Desert Wisdom: A Life of Prayer

  1. dixie5545 says:

    “The early Christians believed that prayer was the “breath” (life) of the soul.”
    Is a wonderful comment that we should remember with every heart beat; for our Holy Spirit prays for us with groaning’s to our heavenly Father.

  2. Scouse mouse says:

    I find that locations help with constant prayer. If I see a school I pray for my kids. If I see someones house I pray for that family. Etc. This helps me wth “constant prayer “.

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