“The very walls of his room-so it was said-were stained by the breath of his prayers.”
What an overwhelming statement about this man of prayer. So many of us pray, but how many of us stain our walls with the breath of prayer?
One of his many quotes is this-
“I would not rise from my seat without lifting my heart to God”.
Something as mundane as getting up was cause to think of God.
Some days I rush headlong into my plans that I don’t even stop to ponder God and his plans, let alone every time I rise from a chair.
This great man had learned the secret that so many of us miss, to truly walk with the lord.
Here is a man who knew what it is to wrestle with prayer like Jacob of the bible.
He knew that God honours those who honour him and what it is to seek after God’s own heart.
So many of our great Christian predecessors knew God because they knew prayer.
If we really knew prayer we would really know God.
Martin Luther said this
“I have so much work to do that I cannot get along without giving three hours daily of my best time to God.”
Three hours of his best time, not some of his rushed time.
Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds though Christ Jesus.