The Worship Quote of the Week for (10/26/1999):

Time to Pray
Are you too busy to pray? Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is from the writings of a
16th century Christian worker.

On a typical day I am charged with the pastorate of three congregations. I
teach regularly at the seminary. I have students living in my house. I am
writing three books. Countless people write to me. When I start each day,
therefore, I make it a point to spend an hour in prayer with God. But if I
have a particularly busy day, and am more rushed than usual, I make it a
point to spend two hours with God before I start the day.

- Martin Luther (1483-1546), as quoted by Alvin J. Vander Griend in THE
PRAYING CHURCH SOURCEBBOOK, CRC Publications, 1990, 1997, p. 333. This
selection excerpted in the special PRAYER issue of REFORMED WORSHIP:
RESOURCES FOR MUSIC AND LITURGY, June 1999, p. 19. I understand that you can
request a free trial issue of REFORMED WORSHIP magazine by calling
800-777-7270 or by writing to<>.

[I'll ask again - Are you too busy to pray?]

Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina