Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Preaching and prayer

I have only seventeen months left in Richhill. I have greatly enjoyed my time here. As I look back one of my regrets is that I did not pray more. I have to admit that I struggle to pray.
John Stott writes the following: 'In Paul's apostolic ministry, preaching and prayer go together.' It is so easy to spend all our time writing sermons and yet neglect the ministry of prayer. Indeed our preaching would be much more effective if it was prepared in prayer.


Karen said...

I appreciate your honesty Paul. I remember at my welcome service the speaker shared on how we are called to preach, pastor and to pray in equal amounts! Yet you're right we do two well and neglect one. You still have time to make it happen!
The privilege of being paid to pray!!

To whom it may concern said...

Thanks Karen.