On Prayer

Here is a few words from Christian Anecdotes on prayer – an interlude while I find some more poems . . .

On Prayer

            Luther said, “Prayer, meditation, and temptation make a minister.”  Another phrase of his is well known: “Bene orasse, bene studuisse,” – to pray well is to study well.  Prayer is not, however, the solemn duty of ministers alone, but of all; the common privilege of dependent creatures.  Another writer has truly said, “God looks not at the oratory of our prayers, how eloquent they are; nor at their geometry, how long they are; nor at their arithmetic, how many they are; nor at their logic, how methodical they are; but He looks at their sincerity, how spiritual they are.”

            This is to say that praying often, according to rules, or for a long time will not work us salvation, only trust in Christ will save us, but when we are saved it will show in our actions, especially prayer.                                             – hentycrew


About William Moore

I am a Christian, saved and living by God's grace. I am doing this blog on a book called, "The World of Religious Anecdote," or, as I like to call it, "Christian Anecdotes." The reason why I am doing this blog, on a book, instead of about myself, is because there are so many unedifying things in the world, so that we, as Christians, need to take the world and subdue it for our Lord. I believe and hope that is what I am doing here, in this blog. I try to do my posts twice a week, in order to keep the flow going. I hope you enjoy reading, learning, and sharing this book, "Christian Anecdotes."
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