Friday, 16 July 2010
The Vitality of Prayer
Prayer is so crucial to all that we do. We cannot help but use it, and rely on it. Donald Eadie reminds us how vital it is when he writes: "Prayer is much more than withdrawing into a corner and screwing ourselves up to think godly thoughts for as long as we can manage! Prayer has to do with seeing deeply into things, paying attention to where our creativiy lies: what we experience in life that brings us to life. Prayer is about engagement as well as disengagement, about wonder as well as failure." (Donald Eadie, "Grain in Winter", Epworth, 1999, p. xvi.) Prayer is not just for emergencies, but a crucial part of every situation.