In the last six months or so, I have been reminded of the importance of diligent, ongoing prayer (including making time for confession of sin). I have been working on learning how to be a better "pray-er". So, it is especially timely that I should come across these terrific quotes:
John Henry Newman:
Prayer is to the spiritual life what the beating of the pulse and the drawing of the breath are to the life of the body.
As it is the business of tailors to make clothes and of cobblers to mend shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray.
Prayer is a work to which we must commit ourselves if we are to make sense of our lives in the light of eternity.