Read this In the Company of Prayer and thought it was a good thought for the day:
“One of my most inspiring friends was the late Harlowe B. Andrews of Syracuse, one of the best businessmen and competent spiritual experts I ever knew. He said the trouble with most prayers is that they aren’t big enough. ‘To get anywhere in faith,’ he said, ‘learn to pray big. God will rate you according to the size of your prayers.’ Doubtless he was right, for Scripture says ‘According to your faith be it unto you.’ (Matthew 9:29)” Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking
Prayer works. It’s that simple. There is no magic to prayer. It’s just a conversation with God. He’s always there, listening and waiting to talk. You just have to be there, talking and listening. If you don’t think prayer works, you are just not giving it a chance. Period. Continue reading →
Jesus taught us how to pray. Commonly referred to as The Lord’s Prayer, it was Jesus’ gift to us before He gave up His life for us. After praising God, the “ask” in the prayer of God can be summed up in 3 words—Nourish, Forgive, and Deliver. Simple. Continue reading →
If you don’t think prayer works, think again. Or take the time to really close off the world and pray. If you really try, by taking the time to open up your heart as well as your mind, you will find that prayer works. There are some things that prayer is and isn’t. You need to know those before you try, or simply dismiss prayer as not working. Continue reading →
We all need prayers for others and ourselves, so I usually don’t ask for them. However, a friend and work teammate has had a major stroke. So, I am asking for prayers for Bo. He has an incredibly strong faith and is one of those rare people who truly cares more about others than himself. He’s always leading a prayer meeting or call for someone. Now Bo needs the prayers!
Appreciate any prayers for Bo! Thanks!
The Lord will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes. The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness. Psalm 41:2-3
Funny how this works—I write a post earlier in the week about how prayer works, Then, I spend the rest of the week with little time devoted to prayer. Busy? Hypocrite? Do what I say, not what I do? Continue reading →