"Prayer is the contemplation of life from the highest point of view. It is the soliloquy of a beholding and jubilant soul."This reminded me of something that C.S. Lewis said. "[Prayer] doesn't change God--it changes me."
The more I think of these two quotes in conjunction with each other, the more my perspective on prayer changes. Prayer is not just about building a continously stronger relationship with our Heavenly Father, although this is very important. I think it is also to help us see things, based on our faith and attentiveness, from God's point of view. This is, indeed, the "highest point of view", is it not? When we see things from a greater eternal perspective, I think it can very easily cause us to behold our lives a little more jubilantly. And this, in turn, leads to the personal change that Lewis spoke of.
Thanks for reading my little Thursday Thought! Do you have any insights on the power of prayer? Send them my way!