This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Oswald Chambers. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Oswald” in the search box to read more entries.
The prayer of the feeblest saint on earth who lives in the Spirit and keeps right with God is a terror to satan. The very powers of darkness are paralyzed by prayer; no spiritualistic seance can succeed in the presence of a humble praying saint. No wonder satan tries to keep our minds fussy in active work till we cannot think in prayer. It is a vital necessity for Christians to think along the lines on which they pray. The philosophy of prayer is that prayer is the work.
From Christian Disciplines
Pray is not getting ready to work; prayer is the work.
We don’t make time to pray; but by prayer our effective time is multiplied.
Christians need to stop seeing prayer as something to do before work, or something to do instead of work, or something that is done after our work doesn’t seem to work. Prayer is the work because prayer works!