In this message Heather Cowie speaks about the why and how we are reading the book: Seeking Gods Face; Praying with Bible through the Year together as a community (written by Phil Reinders).
But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, Abba, Father.
So you are no longer slaves, but God's children; and since you are his children, he has made you also heirs. Galatians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Prayer that is regular confounds both self-importance and the wiles of the world. It is so easy for good people to confuse their own work with the work of creation. It is so easy to come to believe that what we do is so much more important than what we are. It is so easy to simply get too busy to grow.
But regularity in prayer cures all that. Regularity harnesses us to our place in the universe. We come to realize that we are simply small parts of a continuing creation and we take hope and comfort and perspective from that.
Joan Chittister, Wisdom Distilled from the Dail