THURMAN’S CORNER – 8/23/21
A Sense of Self
Prayer grows out of an imperative urgency, sometimes pointed, sometimes diffused. It enables one to keep fresh and focused in spirit the dedication to which one’s life is given. Again and again, it creates a profound sense of power deep within the mind, expressing itself in strange new courage and purposefulness. The first manifestation of this courage is the attack that it makes on the basis of one’s external fears of people and of circumstance. Prayer often yields a buoyancy and joyousness of spirit as the overtone of a relaxed confidence in God. It helps to clarify the conflicting issues that naturally arise out of any form of action, so that, against the darkness of the age, I can see the illumined finger of God guiding me in the way that I should go; so that, high above the clash of arms in the conflict for position, for rights, for status, for security, I can hear speaking, distinctly and clearly to my own spirit, the still, small voice of God.
From his book “Deep Is The Hunger”