Friday, August 24, 2012

Prayer Is Life with God

Prayer, according to Clement of Alexandria,* is in truth life with God.  When we only move our lips, or even without the lips our soul speaks silently to God, the inarticulate cry reaches His ear, for He knows from afar off the thought of the heart that is yearning after Him.

Edmond de Pressensé, Christian Life and Practice in the Early Church, 221.

* See Stromateis, VII.7

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