Prayer – Just a Handsome Title Page?

To begin the day with prayer is but a formality unless it go on
in prayer, unless for the rest of it we pray in deed what we
began in word. One has said that while prayer is the day’s best
beginning it must not be like the handsome title-page of a
worthless book.


P. T. Forsyth


4 thoughts on “Prayer – Just a Handsome Title Page?

  1. I loved that! It so profund and so true.

    I have been guilty of that myself: Making prayer the title page of a worthless day (or book).

    That is bound to happen, though, when devotions become nothing more than another thing to check off of a long to do list.

    Berean Wife Reply:


    I’d loved to say that that never happens to me but that would be a lie. Very easy to be holy, righteous and virtuous in our prayer and then just a little later be short with the children for dawdling, fussing or complaining. 🙁 Thankfully, I’ve gotten beyond the devotions as checklist stage, now chores are the checklist and Bible study the fun part to look forward to. My reward for an accomplishment. 🙂

    Berean Wife

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