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On Prayer- by Oswald Chambers

Prayer does not fit us for the greater works; prayer is the greater work. We think of prayer as a common-sense exercise of our higher powers in order to prepare us for God’s work. In the teaching of Jesus Christ, prayer is the working of the miracle of redemption in me which produces the miracle of redemption in others by the power of God.

We can choke God’s word with a yawn; we can hinder the time that should be spent with God by remembering we have other things to do. “I haven’t time.” Of course you have not time! Take time, strangle some other interests and make time to realize that the center of power in your life is the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement.

Reflection Questions: Do I consider prayer a means to an end or an end in itself? Which should it be?

Quotations taken from My Utmost for His Highest and Our Brilliant Heritage, © Discovery House Publishers