Posted by: Bonnie | January 30, 2008

A Holy Place, Set Apart

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Fashioned after the Holy of Holies from the tabernacle of Moses in the Bible, the MJBI prayer center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a beautiful place to see and experience. It is has been a blessing while staying in the facility to hear the prayers of the Argentines ascending to heaven throughout the course of the day and evening, sweetly, generously. 

In my book, prayer is not a formality, rather an expression of my life that is wholly dependent on God.  Here are a few quotes on prayer:

God does not stand afar off as I struggle to speak. He cares enough to listen with more than casual attention. He translates my scrubby words and hears what is truly inside. He hears my sighs and uncertain gropings as fine prose. –Timothy Jones

Prayer is not a discourse. It is a form of life, the life with God. That is why it is not confined to the moment of verbal statement. –Jacques Ellul

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. — John Bunyan

When a man has found the Lord, he no longer has to use words when he is praying, for the Spirit Himself will intercede for him with groans that cannot be uttered. –John Climacus

Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude-an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God. –Arthur W. Pink

There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God. –Brother Lawrence

Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work. –Oswald Chambers

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  1. Beautiful. Are those city lights in the background? Is there a window overlooking the city?


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