Item 47 - On prayer

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CA ON00389 F4-1-2-159-1-47


On prayer


  • [between 1976 and 1981] (Creation)

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3 p. of textual records

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Item consists of a typescript of "On Mercy", a sermon given by Nouwen at Mercy Center (Madison, CT), in which he describes prayer as seeing what cannot otherwise be seen, especially in nature, in events, and in people. All of these are opaque unless we do not expect to see more, but within each of these the face of God may become visible. Prayer is also a discipline where we take time to listen and therefore leave behind our illusions of control, where we allow God to move from our heads to our hearts, and where we listen rather than speak to God.

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Found on pages 215-217.

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2000 02


Box 37

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