Prayer is to the skeptic a delusion, a waste of time. To the believer it represents perhaps the most important use of time.
Author: Philip Yancey Source: Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?
Today, some Christians are content to merely exist until they die. They don't want to risk anything, to believe God, to grow or mature. They refuse to believe his Word, and have become hardened in their unbelief. Now they're living just to die.
In all their jollity in this world, the wicked are but as a book fairly bound, which when it is opened is full of nothing but tragedies. So when the book of their consciences shall be once opened, there is nothing to be read but lamentations and woes.