"… the heart of God is an open wound of love. He aches over our distance and preoccupation. He mourns that we do not draw near to him. He grieves that we have forgotten him. He weeps over our obsession with muchness and manyness. He longs for our presence."
"Prayer ushers us into the Holy of Holies, where we bow before the deepest mysteries of the faith. . ."
During Lent 2004, using Richard J. Foster's book Prayer. Finding the Heart's True Home, we sought to better understand the experiences of prayer and the character of our dialogues with God.
Presentations were by Linda Monyak
1. Simple Prayer, The Prayer of the Forsaken, The Prayer of Examen, The Prayer of Tears, The Prayer of Relinquishment.
Prayer. Finding the Heart's True Home. Richard J. Foster. Harper. San Francisco.1992. ISBN 0-06-062846-4
The Practice of Prayer. The New Church's Teaching Series, Volume 4. Margaret Guenther, Cowley. Boston. 1998
The Breath of God. An Approach to Prayer. Nancy Roth, Cowley. Boston.
Invitation to Love. The Way of Christian Contemplation. Thomas Keating. Continuum. New York. 1996
Modern Theologies of Prayer. Perry Le Fevre, Exploration Press of The Chicago Theological Seminary, 1995
Open Mind Open Heart. The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel. Thomas Keating. Continuum. New York. 1997