A series of lessons on prayer from Arthur W. Pink's book, Profiting From the Word.
A prayerless Christian, said Arthur Pink, is a contradiction in terms.
Who ever lived a busier life than our Saviour? Yet who found more time for prayer?
The Christian can no more pray without the direct enabling of the Holy Spirit than he can create a world.
The Holy Spirit intercedes for us in words we cannot articulate, and He also helps us articulate our needs and desires to the Father.
Do you, as James says, ask but not receive because you "ask amiss"?
The better we are acquainted with the Divine promises, the better we are equipped for prayer.
The prayer of faith pleads God's promises and expects an answer, but recognizes that it must be God's answer.
To truly come into the conscious presence of God, and commune with Him at His mercy seat, is a foretaste of Heaven.
We find the answer to this question in Jesus' own preamble to the familiar prayer given in Matthew 6.