Saturday, January 31, 2015

Gratitude and Prayer

“Gratitude is not only the posture of praise, but it is also the basic element for belief in God.

“When we bow our heads in gratitude, we acknowledge that the works of God are good. We recognize that we cannot, of ourselves, save ourselves. We proclaim that our existence, and all its goods come not from our own devices but are part of the works of God. Gratitude is the alleluia of existence, the praise that thunders through the universe as tribute to the ongoing, everlasting presence of God.”

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, NZ

“We must learn to pray out of our weaknesses, so that God can become our strength.”  from Joan Chittister

Clinton River, New Zealand, Milford Track

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