Lessons from the School of Prayer

D. A. Carson has written a book entitled A Call to Spiritual Reformation. The subtitle reads Priorities from Paul and His Prayers.

Chapter one deals with lessons from the school of prayer. Here is number one.

Much praying is not done because we do not plan to pray.

He writes:

The reason we pray so little is that we do not plan to pray. Wise planning will ensure that we devote ourselves to prayer often, even if for brief periods: it is better to pray often with brevity than rarely but at length. But the worst option is simply not to pray–and that will be the controlling pattern unless we plan to pray (p. 20).
How about it? Do you plan to pray? Here is where we must begin if we are to make progress with Jesus in the school of prayer.

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