Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday Prayer

Prayer is a precious way of communicating with God; it gladdens the soul and gives repose to its affections. You should not think of prayer as being a matter of words. It is a desire for God, an indescribable devotion, not of human origin, but the gift of God's grace. As Saint Paul says: we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit ... intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.

~ St John Chrysostom (Hom 6 on Prayer)

(Late 9th century mosaic of John Chrysostom in the nave of the Hagia Sophia.)

1 comment:

Songbird said...

Thank you, God, for the interceding Spirit. Amen.