Wednesday, 14 December 2011
The consequences of not praying
As for his relationship with Christ, it remains only superficial and outward. It has no power to change or amend anything. The possibility to even deny Christ at times of danger, temptation, illness, or poverty becomes imminent.
So if man does not pray, he can never be changed or renewed, and he who is not changed or renewed can have no genuine or effective relationship with Christ. His worship, however active, is nothing but an outward protrusion or a superficial growth. In the end it breaks off, bearing no fruit."
From “Orthodox Prayer Life: The Interior Way” by Fr. Matthew the Poor
John Wesley was almost in despair. He did not have the faith to continue to preach. When death stared him in the face, he was fearful and ...