It is much easier to pray about doing, and to talk to others about it, and to sing about it, than it is to simply and honestly do that very thing. But the prayer is not, teach me to pray about it, talk about it, sing about it – though prayer and talk and sing have their place – it is ‘teach me to do thy will.’ Then comes that beautiful blessed ‘There I will meet with thee and will commune with thee.’

Amy Carmichael
Edges of His Ways (London: SPCK, 1961), 96

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