Tag Archive | Inspiration

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

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

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

Encouragement for the Moment

It is only when we pray for something according to the Will of God that we have the promise of being heard and answered.

O. Hallesby

 So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Luke 11:2

Sunday’s Word — 10Jun12

A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

 Rich and poor have this in common:
The Lord is the Maker of them all.

 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge,
but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

 Humility and the fear of the Lord
bring wealth and honor and life.

Proverbs 22:1-4