The Worship Quote of the Week for (10/16/2001):

The Practice of Prayer
Today’s’ WORSHIP QUOTE is a short tutorial on prayer from the
seventeenth-century poet-pastor George Herbert. Rather than the familiar
"practice what you preach," this one comes in the category of "practice what
you pray."

If I be bound to pray for all that be in distress, surely I am bound, so far
as it is in my power, to practice what I pray for.

— George Herbert (1593-1633) [With appreciation to Robert McAnally Adams,
curator of the Christian Quote of the Day, For more
on George Herbert, go to]

Have a great week.

Chip Stam
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, Kentucky