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Maybe you heard about Nexus Prayer through a friend or family member, one of my prayer events, or even at your church. Or perhaps I personally handed you a Nexus Prayer card while 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, Saint Francis, or God.
Regardless of how you arrived here, the very fact that you are here right 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 31,102 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+ consecutive 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 make this pilgrimage of quietude into the heart of God’s love with me through the journal, pages, and resources 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.
Again, welcome to Nexus Prayer!
Now, be still…
allen aaron white
Founder & Director,
Nexus Prayer International
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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