Thought-provoking quotes on prayer from last week’s message…

Last Sunday’s message focused on prayer and contrasted the attitude of the Pharisee and the tax collector.  Many of us seemed to enjoy Eugene Petersen’s words from The MessageThe lesson for us: “If you walk around with your nose in the air, you’re going to end up flat on your face.  But if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself!”

I also quoted from Charles Cousar, who wrote in Texts for Preaching: “Prayer is the occasion for honesty about oneself and generosity about others”.