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Friday, November 7, 2014

Formation Fridays: John of Kronstadt

We as a team have been struggling lately to stay constant with our posting. Not to make excuses, however all of us have been undergoing some life transitions. We are restructuring our board, our writing schedules, and figuring out what the future of our ministry will look like here.

So, to be fair to you, our wonderful readers, we are going to work very hard this month to begin writing more consistently as we have in the past.

To ease some of this though, and to give you more content throughout the week, I am going to start posting short blurbs and/or quotes on Fridays. These will range from some general thoughts on current events helping us remember Jesus... to some of the sayings and writings of wise Christian leaders throughout the centuries.

My hope is that as we stay simple and we peek into the things around us and the musings of those who have gone before us that we would enjoy and experience a jumpstart into our own personal spiritual formation, hence the title: Formation Fridays.

I hope you will join us, and thanks for reading!


Today I hope these quotes about prayer from the beloved Eastern Orthodox leader, St. John of Kronstadt will give you something to think about throughout your day, and perhaps aid you in slowing down and giving thought, time, and heart to your time of prayer.

"When praying, believe firmly, that the Lord is present in every word of the prayer, and that He is the fulfillment with the abundance of His gifts, warming and enlightening each one’s souls according to the measure of each one’s faith."

"If you pray to the Lord from your whole heart, then you speak to the very heart of the Lord. For we are in the one heart of God. 'Dwelleth in Me and I in Him' (John 6:56)."

(Emphasis my own) 



Nathan Bryant

is a pastor living in Phoenix, AZ. As a student at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri he majored in Biblical Leadership, New Testament Studies, and Missiology. Nathan has a combined passion for unity and discipleship in the global church.

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