Sunday, August 14, 2016

Prayer


Prayer is so simple
It is like quietly opening a door
and slipping into
the very presence of God.
There, in the stillness,
to listen for His voice,
perhaps in petition,
or only to listen,
it matters not.
Just to be there,
in His presence,
is prayer.
                                                   ~ author unknown


When all other courses of action have been eliminated, when we stand on the edge of the abyss, when we approach God with empty hands and an aching heart, then we draw close to the true heart of prayer.
Jerry Stittser
When God Doesn't Answer Your Prayer


More things are wrought by prayer
than this world dreams of.
                                                                    ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson



12 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I SO believe int he awesome power of prayer. We just have to pay attention and listen with our hearts..all prayers are answered.

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    1. Yes they are...at His will and His timing, but they are answered!

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    1. Thank you Michelle! And may He bless you too.

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  3. Beautiful....how true this is....smiles. Have a Happy SONday friend.

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    1. Thank you Melanie, wishing you the same!

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  5. "Jerry Stittser
    When God Doesn't Answer Your Prayer"

    Ugh. This dug into my soul. Sometimes the answer is no, but I don't believe there is ever a time He "doesn't answer."

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    1. I agree Sandi, sometimes we confuse 'no answer' with 'no' for an answer. God always answers our prayers.

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  6. Prayer is such a privilege.....and an honor to be able to talk to our Father.

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  7. Nice post - it's the listening part that can often be forgotten in our quest for answers. Sometimes I spend too much time asking and not enough time listening for the answer.

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