A Line From Us

Leonard Ravenhill, an English speaker, once said, “A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.” It is a good reminder that we cannot simply make ourselves pray. True prayer arises from the pursuit of the presence of God. The Psalmist expressed it starkly this way when he said, As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

We need to learn true lessons about prayer and our need to make it a ministry in and of itself. It is not an appendage to the work that God has called us to do.

 

The article “Why Pray” is a response to the mistaken attitude which regards prayer as non-essential because of a belief that God will sovereignly deal with all our issues. “Prayer in Action”, by contrast, is a response to a further attitude which regards prayer as sufficient in itself, without the need for man to do anything, or which relegates prayer merely as a preparatory act we do before the work. May the Lord help us to regard prayer as a precious privilege given by Him to His children to extend His will on earth, and so to use it as it should be used. 

- The Editor

 

In This FISHERS 188 Issue

 
Dialogue
Letters from Readers -
 
 
Why Pray?
- Feature Article
 
Prayer in Action
- Christian Living
 
Give Me this Mountain
- Christian Life
My Testimony
True Story -
 
Look Up
- Poem

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