Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Richard Foster and Prayer

I've been a big fan of Richard Foster since discovering his timeless classic Celebration of Discipline in my early adult walk as a Christ follower. Here's a few thoughts from Foster about prayer:

"Of all the spiritual disciplines prayer is the most central because it ushers us into perpetual communion with the Father."

"To pray is to change. Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us."

Foster then adds that for those early explorers of the Christian faith, prayer was "no little habit tacked onto the periphery of their lives; it was their lives."

If nothing else, may these words from Foster serve as a reminder that we too need to make prayer the main business of our lives. To pray is to change and I want to be changed and live the transformed life. How about you?

Shall we pray...