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I am reading a book of Henri Nouwen reflections for Lent, and I came across this quote of him talking about prayer and it so perfectly captured the way we approach Prayer in the Atrium — much better than I did in my initial blog post — that I wanted to share.

Prayer is first and foremost listening to Jesus, who dwells in the very depths of your heart.  He doesn’t shout.  He doesn’t thrust himself on you.  His voice is an unassuming voice, nearly a whisper, the voice of a gentle love.  This listening must be an active and very attentive listening, for in our restless and noisy world God’s so loving voice is easily drowned out.

Amen.