Variety in posture in prayer characterizes the practice of the American Churches. Not only variety in posture but also variety in attitude is to be found today. The question is, is there something about posture in prayer which makes one kind of posture by its very intrinsic nature the essential posture for effective prayer?
IN THE tense and changing Afro-Asian world the Christian missionary is faced with new conditions that will test his public relations ability to the fullest. Many countries are passing through exciting phases of political change that threaten to spread rather than diminish. If we are to protect our mission program in these lands we must go out of our way to be known to people, to meet and make friends with the powers that be, to present our work in its best light to the governments that can either permit or persecute, forbear or forbid, our being in their countries.
One of the greatest problems facing practically every mission field is finding qualified young men who will respond to the call of the ministry. The materialistic atmosphere that permeates the world and creeps into the church is at the very root of the problem.
Like weeds, thoughtlessness in the content and wording of public prayer has an amazing way of flourishing and spreading. Of course, God accepts even the clumsiest prayer when sincerely offered, but should we not seek to approach Him with all the weeds eradicated?