All I once held dear built my life upon
All this world reveres, and wars to own
All I once thought gain I have counted loss
Spent and worthless now, compared to this
Knowing You, Jesus knowing You
There is no greater thing
You're my all You're the best
You're my joy, my righteousness
And I love you ,Lord
Now my heart's desire is to know You more
To be found in You, and known as Yours
To possess by faith what I could not earn
All surpassing gift of righteousness
Oh to know the power of Your risen life
And to know You in Your suffering
To become like You in Your death my Lord
So with You to live
and never die
The neglect of the duty of prayer seems to be inconsistent with supreme love to God, and is against the will of God so plainly revealed. Living in such a neglect is inconsistent with leading a holy life.
How is a life, in a great measure prayerless, consistent with a holy life? To lead a holy life is to lead a life devoted to God, a life of worshipping and serving God, a life consecrated to the service of God. But how does he lead such a life who does not so much as maintain the duty of prayer? How can such a man be said to walk by the Spirit, and to be a servant of the Most High God?
A holy life is a life of faith. The life that true Christians live in the world, they live by the faith of the Son of God. But who can believe that that man lives by faith who lives without prayer, which is the natural expression of faith? Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life; and to say that a man lives a life of faith and lives a prayerless life is every whit as inconsistent and incredible as to say that a man lives without breathing. A prayerless life is so far from being a holy life that it is a profane life. He who lives so lives like a heathen who does not call on God's name. He who lives a prayerless life lives without God in the world.
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is thepower of God unto salvation, to every one that believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks the truth in his heart;who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the LORD; who swears to his own hurt and does not change; who does not put out his money at inteerest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.