Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Prayer: Experiencing the three-personal God

worship-prayer What I mean is this. An ordinary simple Christian kneels down to say his prayers. He is trying to get into touch with God. But if he is a Christian he knows that what is prompting him to pray is also God: God, so to speak, inside him. But he also knows that all his real knowledge of God comes through Christ, the Man who was God—that Christ is standing beside him, helping him to pray, praying for him. You see what is happening. God is the thing to which he is praying—the goal he is trying to reach. God is also the thing inside him which is pushing him on—the motive power. God is also the road or bridge along which he is being pushed to that goal. So that the whole threefold life of the three-personal Being is actually going on in that ordinary little bedroom where an ordinary man is saying his prayers. The man is being caught up into the higher kinds of life—what I called Zoe or spiritual life: he is being pulled into God, by God, while still remaining himself.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952; Harper Collins: 2001) 163.


  1. I am reading the Book "Mere Christianity" now and in the Chapter THE THREE-PERSONAL GOD. In this Chapter C.S. Lewis is explaining in detail  The Three -Personal God. He is trying to explain in detail and I am trying to read over and over to understand it thoroughly. I will comment once I have fully understood it.

  2. I really love reading. Actually I love Christians ideas specially my great Christian writer CS Lewis. I love you and your ideas very much. You are reasonable and logical. Your words bless me so much. I am really sorry I am not a Christian cause I was born in Buddhist family. I am a Buddhist, but I love Christian teaching. That's really strange. I believe Jesus, God, Buddha. All is God. Love is God.

  3. King Cake WatsonMay 25, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Thank you for the lovely, mighty post.