We need to be quiet so we can hear his voice and see his light. Then we shall experience something wonderful. We shall find that Jesus Christ is the same in times gone by, in modern times, and in the time to come of his future kingdom. We shall find that he is the same for all, that he has the same will, the same way, the same truth and the same love, for all. And we shall learn that the voice of the Holy Spirit says the same in us all.- Eberhard Arnold
The Danger of Prayer
What is the true meaning of prayer, and how can it have power to transform our lives? In this essay, Eberhard Arnold describes the kind of prayer that pleases God, and challenges us to rediscover the prayer that can change our lives and our world.
Poems and Rhymed Prayers
In 1920 Eberhard and Emmy Arnold abandoned the security of the Berlin suburbs for a new life in the village of Sannerz. Here they embarked on what Eberhard called an “adventure of faith” – a life of voluntary poverty and community. His poems from this time reflect the new beginning, expressing the joy and the struggles of the fledgling circle, yet still encompassing a wider vision, and the continued call of a life lived for God.
There is a certainty in which we accept—really take—that for which we have asked. But this is possible only when the Spirit himself can fully speak within us. God speaks when we are silent. His will becomes powerful when our self-will becomes quiet. His power is evident when our weakness no longer is “strength”.- Eberhard Arnold
The inner source of strength, which in silent stillness lets God himself speak and work, leads the believer from the decline of death to the dawn of life. This life forces its way outwards in the stream of creative spirit, and yet cannot lose itself in the outer world.- Eberhard Arnold