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Thoughts on Prayer
compiled by Robert J. Young
©, 2002, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]
I have never met a Christian who prayed too much! Growing Christians are never satisfied with life, always wanting more depth in the spiritual relationship with God, always desiring growth in prayer.
At times the many things for which we are asked to pray, or the long list of things we personally would include in prayer, is virtually overwhelming. As a church, we have many things to pray about and for.
I trust you may find strength and encouragement in the following "selected" thoughts on prayer.
Prayer is a way of life, not just an emergency measure.
In prayer, strength is better than length.
In prayer, heart without words is better than words without heart.
When we work, we work; when we pray, God works.
No day is a good day, nor well spent, unless one has communicated with God.
The best way to remember people is in prayer.
Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is the first thing.
Nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer except that which lies beyond the will of God.
Kneeling before God keeps one in good standing with God.
Prayerless pews make powerless pulpits.
When we depend upon man, we get what man can do; when we depend upon God, we get what God can do.
Prayer is the highest use to which speech can be put.
When praying, do not merely give God instructions--report for duty!
Daily prayers lessen daily cares.
Pray hardest when it is hardest to pray.
Prayer will either cause a man to leave off sinning, or sin will cause him to leave off prayer.
You cannot stumble when on your knees.
If you are too busy to pray, you are too busy.
I encourage you to pray more. I pray that when you pray, you pray!
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Last updated January 7, 2002.