“If we wish to know how we stand with God, let us examine ourselves and how we feel toward our neighbor. This companionship that we are seeking with God is found in the friendliness we show our brother.” — A Search for God Book 1[Compiled by the study groups of the Association for Research and Enlightenment]
“When we are not concerned about what others think of us or what we will get for what we do, the right words and actions will emerge from the center of our beings because the Spirit of God, who makes us children of God and sets us free, will speak and act through us.” — Henri Nouwen
“When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.” — Psalm 56:3 The Bible
“Give us, O God, the vision which can see Your love in the world in spite of human failure.
Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness.
Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts.
And show us what each one of us can do to set forward the coming of the day of universal peace.” –— Frank Borman, Apollo 8 space mission, 1968
“You keep us waiting. You, the God of all time, Want us to wait. For the right time in which to discover Who we are, where we are to go, Who will be with us, and what we must do. So thank you … for the waiting time.”
John Bell, quoted in The Westminster Collection of Christian Prayers, compiled by Dorothy M. Stewart