Prayer: Drawing Near to God, Everywhere and Always

“The scripture describes prayer to be our drawing near to God, lifting up our souls to him, pouring out our hearts before him….A golden thread of heart prayer must run through the web of the whole Christian life; we must be frequently addressing ourselves to God in short and sudden ejaculations, by which we must keep up our communion with him in providences and common actions, as well as in ordinances and religious services” (Matthew Henry, A Method for Prayer, iv).