Arthur T. Pierson

An Important Lesson in the School of Prayer

With most praying people, the fundamental if not the exhaustive conception of prayer is asking somewhat of God. This is indeed a part, but surely it is not the whole, of prayer; and it may be doubtful whether more than a beginning is made unless and until there be a disclosure of God to the soul. We read of our blessed Lord Himself that at times He withdrew from all human companionships, for the purpose of secret communion with the Father; as when He went out "into a mountain to pray and...
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