The following enclosed article is one I received from a friend and which I found to be very important...
How's Your Prayer Life?
Evening and morning and at noon I will pray… Psalm 55:17 NKJV
In 1965 experts predicted that in twenty years we'd all be working a twenty-two-hour week and retire by age forty because computers would do most of the work. So what did the experts overlook? Appetites! The more we have the more we want. In this vicious cycle, the first casualty is our time with God! So, how's your prayer life? Before you answer, read these words from some great servants of God: DL Moody: 'If you have so much business to attend to that you have no time to pray, depend upon it, you have more business on hand than God ever intended you should have.' Jill Briscoe: 'The management of time is the management of self;
therefore, if you manage time with God, He will begin to manage you.' Helmut Thielicke: 'The Word of God is demanding. It demands a stretch of time in our day; even though it be a very modest one; in which He is our only companion… God will not put up with being fobbed off with prayers in telegram style and cut short like a troublesome visitor for whom we open the door just a crack to get rid of him as quickly as possible.' AW Tozer: 'Now, as always, God discloses Himself to babes and hides himself in thick darkness from the wise and the prudent. We must simplify our approach to Him. We must strip down to essentials (and they will be found to be blessedly few). We must put away all effort to impress, and come with the guileless candour of childhood. If we do this, without a doubt God will quickly respond.'