No point not to pray…

For however much after our heart’s desire affairs may prosperously flow and occasion for happiness surround us on all sides, still there is no point of time when our need does not urge us to pray. A certain man has abundant wine and grain. Since he cannot enjoy a single morsel of bread apart from God’s continuing favor, his wine cellars and granaries will not hinder him from praying for his daily bread. Now if we should consider how many dangers at every moment threaten, fear itself will teach us that we at no single time may leave off praying.

Calvin, Institutes, III.XX.7

About these ads

About Tom Brainerd

I am the pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Edgewood, New Mexico. We are a mission church of Christ Reformed Church of Meeker, Colorado, within the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC).
This entry was posted in Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin, Prayers. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s