The Need Of Prayer

It is of the essence of the new nature that the believer has to live in dependence on God, and to find its present exercise in the midst of trials, by cultivating /that confidence in Him which finds its proper expression in prayer.
Even Christ, Himself God's wisdom, habitually waited on God, prayed at all times where men least look for it, and spent the night in prayer when the occasion called for it. If He then, Who never lacked wisdom, so lived, how much should we be ashamed of our failure in so drawing near to God, and drawing from Him what He so readily gives!