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Children are the MOST Important Work / C.S. by HandwrittenWord, $5.00 Good quote to add to my classroom.
C.S. Lewis: "Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in."
Moar C.S. Lewis! Prayer isn't an obligation in this case, and it serves not only God (presumably why we pray), but is also beneficial to the individual praying. Lewis recognizes both parties in the relationship and how important both God and human beings are in this dynamic.