The following sermon was preached by Rev. Calum I. Macleod on the Sabbath Evening of 7th of June, 2009. Do we find praying easy or not? A minister in Stornaway used to say, “Pray until you pray!” In the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican “Jesus brings before us two different men (they are worlds apart really) who prayed, or rather, one said his prayers but the other actually prayed”.
The text is Lu 18:14…I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Two men went up into the temple to pray.