“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ”― John Bunyan
Children and Prayers
A Protestant priest, having started a family, no longer had any peace for his prayers. One night, when he knelt down, he was disturbed by the children in the living room.
"Have the children keep quiet!" he shouted.
His startled wife obeyed. Thereafter, whenever the priest came home, they all maintained silence during prayers. But he realized that God was no longer listening.
One night, during his prayers, he asked the Lord: "What is going on? I have the necessary peace, and I cannot pray!"
An angel replied: "He hears words, but no longer hears the laughter. He notices the devotion, but can no longer see the joy."
The priest stood and shouted once again to his wife: "Have the children play! They are part of prayer!"
And his words were heard by God once again
~ Paulo Coelho
“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”― Kahlil Gibran
P.S: What if, our prayers could be filled with joy laced with infinite gratitude ??
Would we then need a special place to pray ????
What if, any time could be the perfect time to offer our appreciation /gratitude for our countless blessings ?????
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