The Sufficiency of Prayer
"I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness."
Jesus Christ always spoke about light. We know how important light is for us. He says if we believe in Him, we shall not abide in darkness. But it is our experience that we sometimes abide in darkness. Why? - because of lack of prayer. Cars have very bright lights to enable them to travel fast. Bicycles do not have such lights because they do not travel so fast. In spiritual life if we want to travel fast we need much prayer. We are made of three parts - the spirit, the soul and body. Our prayer is hardly sufficient for our soul. It does not inspire the spirit. Some of us are sick because our prayer does not throw light on the conditions of the body. If we had sufficient prayer God would teach us how to keep our bodies healthy and warn us of approaching sickness or tell us the hindrance to our healing.