The image of God as Lover is the image I find most conducive to prayer. Lovers long to know one another. They take pleasure in revealing their inmost thoughts and hopes and dreams to one another. They share their burdens with each other, knowing they will be heard and understood. They are willing to speak the truth to one another in love, to be open and honest in their dealings. They respect and cherish one another.

-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE

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