Navigation

A Quaker Prayer Life

Author: David Johnson
Pub Date: 15/10/2013
Publisher: Inner Light Books
David Johnson asks "How did early Quakers pray?", and draws on early Quaker and other writings to answer this question. A Quaker prayer life arises from a life of continuing daily attentiveness.
ISBN: 9780983498063
Availability: In stock

£7.99



Product description
David Johnson asks "How did early Quakers pray?", and draws on early Quaker and other writings to answer this question. A Quaker prayer life arises from a life of continuing daily attentiveness. The first generation of Quakers followed a convenant with God, based assidious obedience to the prompting of the Inward Light. This process did not require the established churches, priests or liturgies. Quaker prayer than become a practice of patient waiting in silence. Prayer is a conscious choice to seek God, in whatever form that Divine Presence speaks to each of us, moment to moment. The difficulties we experience in inward prayer are preparation for our outward lives. Each time we return to the centre in prayer we are modelling how to live our lives; each time we dismiss the internal intrusions we are strengthening that of God within us and denying the role of the Self; every time we turn to prayer and to God we are seeking an increase in the measure of Light in our lives.
Related Books
Customers who bought this item also bought

Quaker Star Enamel Badge

£2.00
Quaker Star Enamel Pin Badge - The proceeds from the sale of this badge will help support the work of Quakers in Britain. Expected back in stock March 2017.

Explorations: discovering a spiritual way

£3.00
'Explorations' unfolds the journeys of some Quakers as they discover a spiritual way that speaks to them.