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 Men ought always to pray

"The necessity of prayer shows to us our unworthiness, which is a salutary lesson for such proud beings as we are. If God gave us favours without constraining us to pray for them we should never know how poor we are, but a true prayer is an inventory of needs, a revelation of poverty. While it is an application to divine wealth, it is a confession of human emptiness."

“Bow down Thine ear, O Lord, hear me:

For I am poor and needy.” Psalm 86:1

(C. H. Spurgeon)

A reply: Such well observed truth! Conversely, the lack of prayer is a statement of presumption, self sufficiency, and prideful self reliance. Prayer is the weakness and foolishness of God to ordain such a humble means of grace to such great and glorious ends, as He turns our "groanings which cannot be uttered" into clearest speech tenderly regarded by an almighty Father's ear.

David Winter

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