Public prayer is a pedagogical opportunity. (35)
Public prayer is a responsibility as well as a privilege. (35)
Good praying is more easily caught than taught. (35)
Pray until you pray. (35)
To enter into a spirit of prayer, we must stick it out for a while. (36)
The unvarnished truth is that what we most frequently give thanks for betrays what we most highly value. (41)
Growing fidelity to the Lord and his gospel is inevitably stamped by increasing trust in the Lord and his gospel; increasing trust breeds reliability. (42)
Christians may stumble and fall, doubt like Thomas, and disown their Lord like Peter, but they ultimately will utter their "Amen" to Thomas' confession and weep with Peter.
If God forever overlooks evil, ostensibly on the ground that he is loving and forbearing, is he not also betraying the fact that he is pathetically unconcerned about injustice?