A Spiritual Discipline

Prayer, like any other discipline, requires…well, discipline. Richard Foster writes in, Celebration of Discipline, “Prayer is like any other work; we may not feel like working, but once we have been at it for a bit, we begin to feel like working. We may not feel like practicing the piano, but once we play for a while, we feel like doing it. In the same way, our prayer muscles need to be limbered up a bit and once the blood-flow of intercession begins, we will find that we feel like praying” (Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth, 3rd ed.[New York: Harper Collins, 2003], 45, Kindle edition).