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Encouragement for the Moment

 

Come and sit and ask Him whatever is on your heart. No question is too small, no riddle to simple.  He has all the time in the world.  Come and seek the Will of God.

Max Lucado

 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Matthew 7:7

 

Encouragement for the Moment

There is nothing to be valued more highly than to have people praying for us; God links up His power in answer to their prayers.

 O. Chambers

 

And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

Isaiah 65:24

 

Encouragement for the Moment

If we pray for anything according to the will of God, we already have what we pray for the moment we ask it.  We do not know exactly when it will arrive; but we have learned to know God through the Spirit of God, and have learned to leave this in His hands, and to live just as happily whether the answer arrives immediately or later.

O. Hallesby

 

 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

1 John 5: 14-15

 

Encouragement for the Moment

To pray is to let Jesus into our lives. He knocks and seeks admittance, not only in the solemn hours of secret payer, He knocks in the midst of your daily work, your daily struggles,  your daily “grind”.  This is when you need Him the most.

 

O. Hallesby

 

Rejoice always,  pray continually,  give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

 

 

 

Encouragement for the Moment

Your prayers move God to change the world.  You may not understand the mystery of prayer. You don’t need to.  But this much is clear: Action in heaven begins when someone prays on the earth.  What an amazing thought!

 Max Lucado

 

 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.

Matthew 21:22

Encouragement for the Moment

The possibilities of prayer are found in its allying itself with the purposes of God, for God’s purposes and man’s praying are the combination of all potent and omnipotent forces.

 E.M. Bounds

  

 And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.   And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:27-28

 

 

Encouragement for the Moment

When you eat the labor of your hands, you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.

Psalm 128:2

 

Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God.

Ecclesiastes 2:24

 

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30  

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