The Prayer of Groaning Honesty

The Prayer of Groaning Honesty

“Everything happening, great or small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.” – Malcolm Muggeridge

“Our path toward God should grow from questions rather than certainty, discovery rather than doctrine, and the experience of living rather than academic study.”  — Margret Silf

Belief Systems — a desire for certainty

Faith – “mystery” discovered

“Faith is the journey of discovery that draws me constantly beyond my certainties and toward the “mystery” that will always be beyond my understanding.” – PR

The “Dance of Creation” – Discovering God within the paradox of:
Light/ Darkness — Action/Rest  — Sorrow/Joy  — Life/Death
Jeremiah 29:13, Proverbs 8:17  – An open and passionate heart will find God
Romans 12:2 (Passion)

  1. Process of Time
  2. Prayer of Distress
  3. The pursuit of His Presence

Exodus —  Chronicles 2-5 – Moses – “To draw out”
Matthew 4:8
Elohim – The “Sublime” One — The God in the liminality
Exodus 3:3-4 – Turns to look

“If we live our lives faithfully, trusting God, we will without ever noticing it, grow into the answers to our questions.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

PR’s translation:  “If we give ourselves to God’s process, the answers become revealed through what we become.”

Isaiah 28:10 – Precept upon precept
Exodus 2:23-25 – “Died – Cried – Sighed” – GROANED
Luke 11:38 – Jesus groaned at Lazarus death and resurrection was the result!
Romans 8:26 – Spirit makes intercession with groaning 
Matthew 7: 22-23 – giftings and anointings are not enough!
Psalm 12:1 – “Help, Lord !!”

Exodus 2:24-25