from his daily devotional
Prayer is the most thoroughly present act we have as humans, and the most energetic, it sockets the immediate past into the immediate future and makes a flexible, living joint of them. The Amen gathers what has just happened into the Maranatha of the about to happen and produces a Benediction. We pay attention to God and lead others to pay attention to God. It hardly matters that so many people would rather pay attention to their standards or living or their self-image, or their zeal to make a mark in the world.
The reality is God" worship or flee.
Also from Oswald the phrase "undaunted radiance" to define how a Christian walks thru a trial being carried as "more than conqueror" by God.