Nexus Prayer: Highway to God

 

Nexus Prayer: Highway to God

Nexus Prayer: Highway to God

The genesis of Nexus Prayer began a little over a year ago (August 24, 2015 to be exact), when I felt led by God to begin a personal, daily, and year-long study and prayer of Psalm 46, with particular emphasis on verse 10 … “Be still, and know that I am God.”

Little did I realize that day the exciting spiritual journey I would embark on as I conducted my (literally) 365+ consecutive days of research and contemplative prayer practice of this popular, controversial, and frequently misunderstood verse from the Book of Psalms. What today is known as Nexus Prayer is the result.

I often refer to nexus prayer as “The Nexus Prayer Project”, but the truth is I’m the project! Day by day, week by week, month by month, and year by year God has gradually been transforming me from the inside out as I have learned to listen to His still, small voice through Nexus Prayer. And God can do the same for you!

PHASE 1
For phase one of this project, I came with two main objectives: First, make an intentional and more intimate daily connection with God and, secondly, discover the breadth and depth of the meaning supernaturally embedded in Psalm 46:10. Although the first phase of the Nexus Prayer Project was completed on August 24, 2016, I have continued my daily study and prayer practice every day since with no plans of stopping. The truths to be gleaned from those eight little words at the beginning of Psalm 46:10 simply cannot be exhausted, and the spiritual benefit I have gained from being still with God each and every day of the past year has been immeasurable.

“Today, I invite you to “be still” and join this journey of quietude with me.”

PHASE 2
The second phase of this project includes plans for the expansion of this website, an eBook, a “real” book, podcasts, videos, photo gallery, synchronized prayer cells, local prayer groups, workshops, presentations, gift shop, and more!

PHASE 3
Working simultaneously and in coordination with the other phases, the third phase of Nexus Prayer is (God willing) the formal organizing of Nexus Prayer into a non-profit ministry of prayer.  Meanwhile, the immediate objective is the forming of small prayer groups online, locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally following the biblical model of making disciples first in “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8

PHASE 4
God only knows. Soli Deo gloria!

So, thank you for visiting this website. I invite you to return here often to participate in this work in progress. Along the way, I hope you discover just as I have the personal and life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ that is available to you by simply being still and knowing God through Nexus Prayer.

Ready to begin? Nexus Prayer can be done in as little as 5 minutes a day and The Steps are easy to learn. Questions? Feel free to contact me anytime!

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Welcome! Now, be still…

Nexus Prayer International - Psalm 46:10

Backside of the Nexus Prayer “business card.” “Be still, and know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10

Maybe you heard about Nexus Prayer through a friend or family member, through one of my prayer events, or at your church. Or perhaps you were personally handed a Nexus Prayer “business card” by me while I was out and about in the city. Who knows? You may have even stumbled on this website late one night when you couldn’t sleep and did a simple Google search on prayer or God.

Regardless of how you got here, the very fact that you are here now taking the time to read these words is no human coincidence; it is a God-incident. Let me repeat that. You have discovered Nexus Prayer because God wants to spend some quality one-on-one time with you; it is a God-incident.  And regardless of who you are, where you’re from, where you’ve been, or how you found your way to this website, you are most welcome here!

“BE STILL, and know that I am God”  – Psalm 46:10

 

At first glance, the opening words of Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God” is just a short verse in the Bible not worthy of a second look. Surely, with a bible containing 31, 103 verses¹ this tiny part of scripture consisting of only eight words could not be very significant. Think again.

In the Summer of 2015 (August 24, 2015 to be precise), I began a daily, on-going, year-long study and prayer of Psalm 46, with particular emphasis on the first part of verse 10 … “Be still, and know that I am God.”  Little did I realize at the time the exciting spiritual journey I would embark on as I conducted my 365+ days of research and contemplative prayer practice of this popular, controversial, and frequently misunderstood verse of Scripture. What is now known as Nexus Prayer is the result.

Today, I invite you to join this journey of quietude with me through the pages, resources, journal, inspirational photography, and prayer groups of this website.  Along the way, I hope you discover just as I have the personal and transformational relationship with Jesus Christ that is available to you by simply being still and knowing God through Nexus Prayer.

Rev. Allen Aaron White, Founder & Director
NEXUS PRAYER INTERNATIONAL


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¹ Depending on the version of the Holy Bible cited, it is generally accepted that the Old Testament contains 23,145 verses, with the New Testament containing 7,957 verses, for a total of 31,102 verses in the sacred Christian scriptures. [Wikipedia – Chapters and Verses of the Bible. ]

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Labor(less) Day

"Mirror Pond" Copyright © 2016 Erin Theisen Photography.

“Mirror Pond”, Nebraska

Although I have so much I wish to share with you about Nexus Prayer in general, and Psalm 46:10 in particular, it seems only appropriate that this blog’s very first official post on the first Monday of September, 2016 (Labor Day) – takes the time to acknowledge this annual American holiday.

Labor Day was made an official federal holiday back in 1894 to “honor the American labor movement and the contributions that American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” ¹ Nowadays, Labor Day has also come to represent the unofficial end of Summer as many take to the road for one last mini vacation or to enjoy a long weekend with a family barbecue (that’s barbeque here in Texas!) We pause today to not only celebrate American industry, but also back to school, the beginning of the football season (go Coogs and Texans), special sales, and one last chance to rest up from all of our labors before beginning a busy Fall schedule.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  Luke 10:28

Ironically, Labor Day which celebrates American unions, workers, and the strong American work ethic is also a perfect day for rest…and resting in God. (Sooner or later you knew I’d find a Nexus Prayer connection in this post.)

Without question, ours is a busy make that BUSY, hectic, multi-tasking, stressful, hyperactive, noisy, and workaholic dominated society. We Americans work hard and play hard. What we don’t do so well is “rest hard”. Jesus understood that when he said, “Come unto me all of you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Let’s take a closer look at these words of the Master: Continue reading