Day One: Henri Nouwen Prayer Quote

Reminder to pray for your relationship prayer request:

I thought I would start out our prayer challenge with a story from Henri Nowen’s book, Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith, that I will tell in my own words. It is such a terrific story about the kind of faith that we can use for this month of prayer. It is the story of the flyer and the catcher in a circus. Nouwen befriended a troupe of trapeze artists. As they talked about the beautiful dance of trapeze flying, the leader of the group shared that as a flyer he must have complete trust in his catcher. The audience sees the flyer as the star but, the leader maintains to Nouwen, it is actually the catcher who does everything. The worst thing a catcher can do is to try to catch the catcher. The flyer could break his own or the catchers wrists,ending their careers. A flyer must fly and trust and a catcher must catch… “when I fly…I have ┬ásimply to stretch out my arms and hands and wait for him to catch me and pull me safely up.”

May you experience the freedom and trust of flying and being caught in the dance of prayer this month.

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