When you pray, you open yourself to the influence of the Power which has revealed itself as Love.
God has been showing me His love in special ways during this season, especially through prayer, so I am intrigued by this quote from the late Henri Nouwen. Nouwen wrote in a unique way that showed how God's love is very real and accessible.
I continue to grapple with prayer, and the ideas of why I pray, or how I pray (or don't.) I think it is going to be a long journey for me. On my journey, I have to remember that God is both powerful and loving. It's amazing to realize that prayer opens me up to both that power and that love. And boy, do I need both. In fact, without God's power, I find it almost impossible to be loving; At least, when loving is hardest--which seems to be when it's most important.
This post is inspired by Melissa at 320 Sycamore, and her regular Sunday Courage for the Week posts.