Saturday, June 11, 2011

Words to Live By


Prayer! What is it that keeps us on our knees. Is it concern for a child? A sick loved one? Difficulty at work ?The dying? Prayer is the essence of conversing with God, our Father.

Here is a quote by Max Lucado from his book "Outlive Your Life" -

Did God call us to preach without ceasing? Or teach without ceasing? Or have committee meetings without ceasing? Or sing without ceasing? No, but he did call us to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess 5:17).
Did Jesus declare: My house shall be called a house of study? Fellowship? Music? A house of exposition? A house of activities? No, but he did say, "My house will be called a house of prayer" Mark 11:17."

"Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Pray for us, too that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ." Col 4:2-3 NLT

"God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, you created all that exists, and you sustain all through your infinite wisdom and boundless power. Yet you invite me to come to you in prayer, boldly and with the expectation that you will hear and answer me. Teach me, Lord to take full advantage of this privilege, especially in regard to reaching others with your love. Give me a heart for those who have yet to experience the fullness of your grace, and prompt me to pray for them and for their welfare. In Jesus name, amen."

5 comments:

Allie said...

AMEN!

Vilisi@islandmusings said...

Pray without ceasing ... thank you indeed for this powerful reminder. I came here from Spiritual Sundays. Glad I did. :)

Pamela said...

I find writing my prayers keep my mind occupied and focused on prayer. Then with a heart bowed it's easy to pray continually. A beautiful reminder.

Blessings,
Pamela

Charlotte said...

This is a good post on the importance of prayer. I like the way Max Lucado puts it. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Peggy Lee said...

Thanks, It is important to remember the value of prayer in all aspects of our lives. I try to "pray my way through the day". It works!