Prayer is central to our Christian lives and a vital dimension of our relationship with God. Without prayer, our lives would wither. We would lose our lifeline to the source of our faith: God’s love for us, salvation in Jesus Christ, and the continuing work of the Holy Spirit in us every day.
Protestant Reformers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries had much to say about prayer, and they said it very robustly. Their discussions of prayer are a rich resource for us. They show us aspects of prayer that can shape and energize our prayer lives every day.
All our prayers are for God’s glory. Our prayer lives can be energized when we realize, as the martyr Hugh Latimer said, “the greatest comfort in the world to talk with God, and to call upon Him.” Let us pray…!
by Donald K. McKim,
P&R Magazine, September 2020