"The way through Lent comprises "putting aside works of darkness," "putting on the works of light," and the daily exercise in prayer. As Henri Nouwen, a master of prayer, says, "Praying is first and foremost listening to Jesus, who dwells in the very depths of your heart. He doesn't shout. He doesn't thrust himself upon you. His voice is an unassuming voice, very nearly a whisper, the voice of a gentle love. Whatever you do with your life, go on listening to the voice of Jesus in your heart. This listening must be an active and very attentive listening, for in our restless and noisy world God's so loving voice is easily drowned out."
-Show Me The Way
I love that, "praying is first and foremost listening to Jesus, who dwells in the depths of your heart." It is freeing that prayer isn't about having the right words to say, coming to Jesus with life put together, or fighting for what I want. It is simply listening. And, I think by listening to Jesus in the depths of our hearts we will hear his heartbeat of deep love for us. What a beautiful picture. What a beautiful place to live life out of.