Jake Giles Netter
In the September issue of Simple Grace, Episcopal priest, Reverend Michael Spurlock, whose life inspired the upcoming movie, All Saints, shares how prayer directs his everyday life. Here, Father Spurlock discusses how prayer enhances his interaction with the world on a daily basis:
“I like to think of prayer as the ingredient that ‘leavens the lump,’” Father Spurlock says with a smile. “There are many ingredients in my life—I’m a husband, father, a priest. But just like yeast in a lump of bread, it’s not the most dominant ingredient, but it’s the most transformative. Prayer leavens my entire life. It transforms my interactions with people. It transforms the way I view my work. It transforms my readiness and ability to function in my ministry. It makes me the father that I am. It makes the husband that I am. It transforms all those relationships. You can do without it, but life is flat, dry, and tasteless. Then you put it in there it’s different and it’s better.”
Read more about Father Spurlock's daily prayer practices in the September issue of Simple Grace, on sale at Walmart, Barnes and Noble, and select grocery stores nation-wide, or download it now on Kindle and Nook.
Also, be sure to see the new movie based on Reverend Spurlock's life, All Saints, in theaters August 25th!