North Highland United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

February 2010 Column

The Spiritual Discipline of Prayer
From Evelyn Underhill 1875-1941 ( to learn more
“There are two movements which must be plainly present in every complete spiritual life.
The energy of its prayer must be directed on the one hand towards God and on the other towards people.”
See? The Spiritual Life MUST include prayer, prayer with energy!
And from John Wesley when asked by one of his “withering” preachers what to do:
“O begin! Fix some part of every day for private exercises.
You may acquire the taste which you have not; what is tedious at first will afterward be pleasant.
Whether you like it or not, read and pray daily.
It is for your life; there is no other way; else you will be a trifler all your days.”
Will prayer change or alter the mind of God? I do not know for certain.
If you pray hard enough can you change another person? I don’t really think so.
If you pray, will YOU be changed? Oh yes!
Peace, Pastor Sheila