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11/21/2008

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Some Stuff About Prayer


"The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective" (James 5:16).

It took me longer to learn this than it should have. One of the secrets for succeeding in life was to find people that know a lot more than I did and listen to them. This has since been a comfort to me. With this approach, it is not always up to me and my own ability to figure everything out. Now lay some sports trivia questions on me and I'm your man, but I know I have limitations in a lot of other areas. Here are some things that some people that have more expertise on the subject of prayer than I may have. Favorite sayings...Practical advice....Maybe a chuckle or two....

"Is prayer your steering wheel or spare tire?"--Corrie Ten Bloom

"We waste most of our time trying to get God to do something He has already done--or praying to God to do something He told us to do."-- Jacquelyn K. Heasley

"The church has not yet touched the fringe of the possibilities of intercessory prayer. Her largest victories will be witnessed when individual Christians everywhere come to recognize their priesthood unto God and day by day give themselves unto prayer."-- John R. Mott

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

"In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without heart."--John Bunyan

"Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude--an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God."-- Arthur W. Pink

"There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God."-- Brother Lawrence

"Prayer does not fit us for greater work, prayer is the greater work."--Oswald Chambers

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

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

"Faith in a prayer-hearing God will make a prayer-loving Christian."--Andrew Murray

"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 Bloom

"We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts; for it is impossible to live one way and pray another."--William Law

"The third petition of The Lord's Prayer is repeated daily by millions who have not the slightest intentions of letting anyone's will be done but their own."-- Aldous Huxley

"Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more essential and yet more neglected than prayer."-- Francois Fenelon

"One can believe intellectually in the efficacy of prayer and never do any praying."--Catherine Marshall

A lot can be learned by listening to those who have walked the path before us...I hope you enjoyed these....Have a great day....Make a difference..Love mark Phil. 4:11

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