We shouldn't open our books without praying, but we'd better pray without opened books.
I think B. B. Warfield would give a thumbs up here. In his salty essay, "The Religious Life of Theological Students," Warfield explains that study should be devotional. He says that study itself is a "religious exercise of the most rewarding kind." And while this is all true, he doesn't stop here. He goes on to say there are other religious exercises that demand our "punctual attention." There are other aspects of our devotional life that can't be neglected "without the gravest damage" to ourselves.
Praying Is About Joy
Throw all the aspects of our devotional life into a hat and tell me to draw one.…