Jesus said “[Men] ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1 KJV). Commenting on that, Samuel Logan Brengle wrote, “That little ‘ought’ is emphatic. It implies obligation and is inescapable. Men ought to pray. They ought to pray always, and they ought not to faint or grow fainthearted and cease praying.”
Why pray? Pray because you are a Christian. It is the very essence of a believer’s being. Pray because your need drives you to your knees.
What evidence do we have that prayer is worthwhile? The only evidence that you need is that God commands it. Obedience is the hallmark of the disciple. To pray is simply to obey orders—and since our orders are urgent and unequivocal, it follows that failure to pray is inexcusable. Our prayerlessness is perhaps our greatest sin.
How does one learn the pursuit of God? Of all disciplines this must…
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