Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Prayer

Going thru some old emails and I found this one that Pastor Jim had sent us last year (yes I have emails that old:) it seemed a perfect compliment to the last post....



"I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go." -- Abraham Lincoln


"Is the Son of God praying in me, or am I dictating to Him?....Prayer is not simply getting things from God, that is a most initial form of prayer; prayer is getting into perfect communion with God. If the Son of God is formed in us by regeneration, He will press forward in front of our common sense and change our attitude to the things about which we pray". --Oswald Chambers


"Those who know God the best are the richest and most powerful in prayer. Little acquaintance with God, and strangeness and coldness to Him, make prayer a rare and feeble thing". --E. M. Bounds


"When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy". --Corrie Ten Boom



"Those who do not believe do not pray. This is a good functional definition of faith. Faith prays, unbelief does not." --John A. Hardon


"Pray, and let God worry". -- Martin Luther

"God's answers are wiser than our prayers". –Unknown


"We lean to our own understanding, or we bank on service and do away with prayer, and consequently by succeeding in the external we fail in the eternal, because in the eternal we succeed only by prevailing prayer." --Oswald Chambers

"The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men…Men of prayer." --E. M. Bounds


"Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons; but they are helpless against our prayers." --J. Sidlow Baxter

"More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of." - Tennyson

What a great and awesome God we have.
"He is able to do exceeding, abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21

1 comment:

Nancy W. said...

It works! Your turn to teach me.
Great lunch today - running - more later