Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The real reason for persisting in prayer

I've admired Frederick Buechner for a long time but only today have I come across this:

According to Jesus, by far the most important thing about praying is to keep at it... Be importunate, Jesus says -- not, one assumes, because you have to beat a path to God's door before he'll open it, but because until you beat the path maybe there's no way of getting to your door.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great quotation. I'm currently using a daily devotional of Buechner's writings, but I hadn't come across that one.


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