I am in prayer. I am one hand, this Universe the other.
The reason why we obtain no more in prayer, is because we expect no more. God usually answers us according to our own hearts.
Work is God's ordinance as truly as prayer.
God shapes the world by prayer.
Every wish Is like a prayerwith God.
The gods' most savage curses come upon us as answers to our own prayers, you know.
Emotion, feeling these are well enough if they feed the springs of power. Prayer, praise, preaching these are all good and never to be dispensed with; but if the life to which they minister have no manifestation out of them, it is a failure.
They who have steeped their souls in prayer Can every anguish calmly bear.
People who are serious about something always make room for it in their schedules. If prayer is important to you, then you'll find time to do it.
I can write about prayer, you can read about prayer...but sooner or later you have to fall to your knees and just plain pray. Then, and only then, will you begin to operate in the vein of God's miracle-working ways.
Sensing the carelessness and one-sidedness of our prayers, we start to feel guilty about praying. Guilt leads to faint-heartedness and that in turn leads to prayerlessness.
Adoration in prayer purges our spirit and prepares us to listen to God.
Confession is probably the most neglected area of personal prayer.
By forcing us to look closely at our requests, prayer purifies us.
How would you feel if your prayer requests were made public, displayed on a billboard or marquee? "Dear Lord, make me famous. Make me rich."