“When we really want to live a life of prayer and seriously ask ourselves what the prayer of our heart may be, we will also be able to express the type of guidance we need and find that someone is waiting to be asked. Often we will discover that those whom we ask for help will indeed receive the gift to help us and grow with us toward prayer.
The openness and the honest seeking of the directee are of primary importance to both individuals in a spiritual direction relationship. It is also the search and openness of the directee that calls forth and creates the power and gifts of the director.” —Henri Nouwen, Reaching Out
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