The Word of Prayer
Words of prayer are commitments, We stand for what we utter … The word of prayer is like a pledge in the making.
To begin to pray is to confront the word, to face its dignity, its singularity, and to sense its potential might. And it is the spiritual power of the praying man that makes manifest what is dormant in the text.
from the book
I Asked for Wonder: A Spiritual Anthology
Abraham Joshua Heschel,
Edited by Samuel H. Dresner