This quarter I’m teaching “Contemporary Youth Missions” at the Seminary, and I’m using part of John Piper’s book “Let the Nations be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions” (affiliate link) as some of the required reading. As I looked through the book again today, I was again impacted by the following section:

One of my favorite phrases in this section is: “It is not surprising that prayer malfunctions when we try to make it a domestic intercom to call upstairs for more comforts in the den.”

Oh that I would learn how to use prayer as a link to endless grace for every need in ministry instead of using it to try to make my life more comfortable.