Prayer: Calvin

After we have been instructed in faith to recognize that whatever we need and whatever we lack is in God, and our Lord Jesus Christ…it remains for us to seek in him, and in prayers to ask of him, what we have learned to be in him. Otherwise, to know God as the master and bestower of all good things, who invites us to request them of him, and still not go to him and not ask of him – this would be of as little profit as for a man to neglect a treasure, buried and hidden in the earth, after it had been pointed out to him.

John Calvin (Institutes, III.XX, 1.)
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