Wrestling with God

Prayer is not just combat with the Evil One, with one’s society, or even one’s divided self, though it is all of these; it is combat with God.

We must struggle as Jacob did at Peniel. We must be prepared to say, “I will not let you go until you bless me.”*

*adapted from Virginia Stem Owens, “Prayer—into the Lion’s Jaws,” Christianity Today, November 19, 1976.