The Worship Quote of the Week for (07/28/1998):

Efficacy of Prayer
This summer, the WORSHIP QUOTE OF THE WEEK will be taken from the many and
varied writings of C. S. Lewis, 1898-1963. This is the year we celebrate the
centenary of his birth. Here we have another quote on the topic of "prayer."

Prayer is either a sheer illusion or a personal contact between embryonic,
incomplete persons (ourselves) and the utterly concrete Person. Prayer in the
sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and
penitence are its threshold, adoration its sanctuary, the presence and vision
and enjoyment of God its bread and wine. In it God shows Himself to us. That
He answers prayer is a corollary-not necessarily the most important one-from
that revelation. What He does is learned from what He is.

- C. S. Lewis, "The Efficacy of Prayer," in THE WORLD'S LAST NIGHT AND OTHER
ESSAYS, 1959.

Quiz on the above Lewis quote: (open-book quiz)
1. Threshold of prayer = ________
2. Sanctuary of prayer = ________
3. Bread and wine of prayer = _______
4. Where can I spend some valuable time? ________

Have a great week,

Chip Stam (this week from London, England)
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina