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Our Extended Ryle - A Call to Prayer: Preventing Backsliding pt 2

Our Extended Ryle - A Call to Prayer: Preventing Backsliding pt 2

Category: Word, Real Life, and Prayer. 

Have you ever heard the question, “how can we pray without ceasing?” I have asked it myself; J.C. Ryle has some thoughts to help us answer the missive.

Bibles read without prayer; sermons heard without prayer; marriages contracted without prayer; journeys undertaken without prayer; residences chosen without prayer; friendships formed without prayer; the daily act of private prayer itself hurried over, or gone through without heart: these are the kind of downward steps by which many a Christian descends to a condition of spiritual palsy, or reaches the point where God allows him to have a tremendous fall.

J.C.Ryle “A Call to Prayer.”

Even if we only read our Bibles two or three times a week (which is good), go to church once a week, are married with no plans to change that, don’t travel much, have a pretty stable set of friends, and are overcome with contentment in our lives if we think of our friends and family who are involved in Ryle’s list, and take to heart:

With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,

Ephesians 6:18

As you young people say, we are approaching enough reason and content to pray without ceasing. 

Prayer: Worship, Confession, Intercession, and Thanksgiving is as complete an occupation for ourselves and others as we have time to devote to them. 

"What a man is on his knees before God, that he is and nothing more."

Robert Murray M'Cheyne

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