Laura Lovejoy tells about a time when she had the opportunity to minister to a lady whose dementia was so advanced that she no longer recognized her husband. Laura knew through her family that the lady had been a woman of deep faith. She held the lady’s hand and talked to her, hoping some word of comfort might reach her. And when Laura started saying the Lord’s Prayer, she joined in word for word. Though her connection to the world had faltered, her connection to God remained.
So it is with those who devote themselves to prayer and the Word of God.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”—Acts 2:42.