Prayer is a supernatural phenomenon, a direct communication between man and God, and must be approached as such.
Without question prayer is the greatest untapped source of power in the world, for through it the power and resources of God are released.
That He should have placed this privilege in our hands is an evidence of his love and concern. That we neglect or disregard this blessing is an evidence of the ignorance and perversity of human nature.
We are not speaking of the failure of a pagan (be he American or aborigine) to pray, for that is to be expected; we are thinking of the Christian’s neglect of prayer.
Prayer opens up a new dimension, one which reaches into the depths and intricacies of the unknown, but a dimension where God lives and moves and has his being.
Because prayer is a two-way communication system between God and man, and because the channel is of God’s devising, not man’s, it is imperative that we understand what our side involves.
The writer has used long-distance telephone communications extensively, frequently from other parts of the world to America. Only recently we talked (with an excellent connection) from Jerusalem to a loved one in Alabama. In each case certain laws were observed.
First of all, we knew telephonic connections were available. We also knew there were procedures to be followed, such as giving the operator our credit-card number, the area code and number of the person called, and the person’s name. In a remarkably short time such calls can usually be completed. In every case the available means are used by people trained to render such service.
That which science has made possible in the field of communication today fades into insignificance when we realize that man can communicate instantly ...1
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