Random Thoughts on Prayer
Simply to say prayers is not praying...
Confession and penitence are its threshold
Adoration its sanctuary
Presence, vision and enjoyment of God its bread and wine.
* C.S. Lewis
For some it is simply sloth, it is easier to pray on whim and impulse than to apprentice oneself to the master. * Eugene Peterson
Who can know the lifespan of a prayer?
It does seem an incredible thing that such guilty nothings should have the power to move the arm that moves the world. * Charles Spurgeon
The broken down, sinful, ragamuffins of Israel flocked to Jesus (for prayer). They tore apart roofs, climbed trees and formed huge crowds to see him. * James Bryan Smith
Intercession is not the breathing out of pious wishes, its aim is to bring down Gods blessing through believing, persevering prayer. *Andrew Murray
If God commands me , unfit as I may be, I will creep to the footstool of grace, and since He says pray without ceasing, though my words fail me and my heart itself will wander, yet will I stammer out the wishes of my hungering soul and say; O God, at least teach me to pray and help me to prevail with you.
* charles Spurgeon
I cannot tell why there should come to me
A thought of someone miles and years away,
In swift insistence on the memory,
Unless there is a need that I should pray.
Perhaps just then my friend has fiercer fight,
A more appalling weakness, a decay
Of courage, darkness, some lost sense of right;
And so, in case he needs my prayers I pray.
Pray without ceasing...for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ.
*Paul; 1 thessalonians 5:17-18
Challenge; Think of the last thing you prayed about--were you devoted to your desire or God?
* Oswald Chambers