Prayer as the “end” not the “means”

 

Prayer is often represented as the great means of the Christian life.
But it is no mere means, it is the great end of that life.
It is, of course, not untrue to call it a means. It is so, especially at first.
But at last it is truer to say that we live the Christian life in order to pray
than that we pray in order to live the Christian life.

~P.T. Forsyth~

 

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