Item 04 - Meditation on prayer

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CA ON00389 1-1-2-159-1-04


Meditation on prayer


  • December 1979 (Creation)

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Item consists of a typescript of a meditation on prayer given by Nouwen on December 12, 1979. He suggests that prayer is a discipline of faith. Prayer should not be for entertainment or to make us feel better, but to express a longing to know that God is with us.

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Title based on content of the item.
Draft contains annotations by Nouwen, including on verso.
Previous item number: 69-457A-4.
Found on page 12.

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2000 02


Box 37

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