Welcome to "Quaint Words!”
These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).
I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!
(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)
"[Prayer] is conscious outreach in reverent thought and feeling to God, expecting a response. It is perhaps not so much a reaching out as it is a reaching in to the depths of the soul, for it is in those depths, in the very heart of a man, that the energy of God touches him most vitally.
It follows from this that prayer is by no means exclusively an effort to get something from God. The best moments...are often those restful moments in which there is a free interplay of feeling and interchange of thought, a thinking and feeling back and forth...
If there is a getting from God in response to an asking, the asking must be for what God has and is."
(From "What It Means to Be a Christian" by Edward Increase Bosworth, c. 1922)
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