Prayer is Dialogue

“Prayer is by nature a dialogue between man and God. It unites the soul with its Creator and reconciles the two. Its effect is to hold the world together.” St John Climacus, Ladder of Divine Ascent 28.1

Prayer is that which holds the world together, that which opens our access to God. Ultimately we wish to be with God and prayer is the way in which we have access to Him Who stands at the door and knocks (Rev 3.2.)

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