Archive | August 2012

Encouragement for the Moment

There comes times when I have nothing more to tell God.  If I were to continue to pray in words, I would have to repeat what I have already said.  At such times, it is wonderful to say to God, “May I be in Thy presence, Lord? I have nothing more to say to Thee, but I do love to be in Thy presence.”

 

O. Hallesby

 

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Matthew 6: 6-8

Encouragement for the Moment

Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.  In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil
one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Matthew 6:8 -13

 

Encouragement for the Moment


The child learns to speak because his father speaks to him. He learns the speech of his father.  So we learn to speak to God because God has spoken to us and speaks to us.  By means of the speech of the Father in heaven His children learn to speak with Him.  Repeating God’s own words after Him, we begin to pray to Him.

D. Bonhoeffer

 

 For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.

Luke 12:12

Encouragement for the Moment

We receive a great deal from God without asking for it. Simply because God is love. And the essence of love is to give; give all it has to give, give all it can, give without bringing harm to the loved one, give all it can persuade the loved one to accept.

O. Hallesby

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

1 John 4: 7-8