This week, Daniel and Eric discuss how a person can experience God in prayer right now and the reason that so many have difficulty in this area.
“The experience of God is so rare because scattered minds are so common.” ~ Eric Gilmour
They key then, to experiencing God is prayer, is setting all of one’s attention and affection on God, as Madame Guyon said, “Prayer is nothing but the application of the heart to God, and the internal exercise of love.”
John Vianney (The cure’ of Ars), a French priest in the 19th century, told the story that one day a Peasant came into the church and spent hours in prayer. Afterward, John approached the Peasant and asked what he was saying during his extended time in prayer. “Nothing” the Peasant replied. “I look at Him and He looks at me.”
“When the eyes of the soul looking out meet the eyes of God looking in, heaven has begun right here on this earth.” ~ A.W. Tozer