The Great Omission

Good morning friends!

Years ago Catholic theologian Hans Kung wrote a 702 page volume called On Being A Christian. Strangely, it does not include a chapter, or even an index entry, on the subject of prayer. He later said that he regretted the oversight; he was so stressed about meeting his publisher's deadline that he simply forgot about it. [Taken from the book Prayer by Philip Yancey.]

It's hard to see how such an omission could be made, but I can think of something even worse: the omission of prayer in our daily lives. We get busy, we get stressed, and we overlook the most important aspect — and certainly the greatest privilege — in the life of a believer.

When it comes to prayer, there are two important directives from Scripture to remember: Pray about everything (Philippians 4:6) and Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Don't let pressure, stress, deadlines, or frustration keep you from praying. As these things increase, increase your prayers. How things turn out is in God's hands, as always, but we have one guarantee: "If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand." (Philippians 4:7 NLT)

Praying you have a fantastic week!

Pastor Wes