While reading a chapter of Richard Foster’s book Prayer this morning:
“Do we really think we can experience integration of heart and mind and spirit with an erratic prayer life? Do we really believe we can, like Moses, “speak face to face” with God as someone would a friend by our unpredictable prayers? No, we develop intimacy by regular association. We develop ease as well. Why ease? Because we are forming fixed habits of righteousness. In time these “holy habits” will do their work of integration so that praying becomes the easy thing, the natural thing, the spontaneous thing – the hard thing will be to refrain from prayer.”
That last phrase is sticking with me this morning. What would it be like to be in such consistent communion with God that it would be difficult to “refrain from prayer”?