Spiritual Disciplines

Worship Through Prayer – Just Like Breathing

Here is a quote that describes how prayer relates to the Christian. In later posts we will discuss the different ways to practice prayer through the spiritual disciplines

“For Christians prayer is like breathing. You don’t have to think to breathe because the atmosphere exerts pressure on your lungs and forces you to breathe. That’s why it is more difficult to hold your breath than it is to breathe. Similarly, when you’re born into the family of God, you enter into a spiritual atmosphere wherein God’s presence and grace exert pressure, or influence, on your life. Prayer is the normal response to that pressure. As believers we have all entered the divine atmosphere to breathe the air of prayer. Only then can we survive in the darkness of the world.”

From Alone with God
by John MacArthur

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