Prayer

 

“Prayer lays hold of God’s plan and becomes the link between His will and its accomplishment on earth!  Amazing things happen, and we are given the privilege of being the channels of the Holy Spirit’s prayer.”

~Elisabeth Elliot

Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue; God’s voice is its most essential part.  Listening to God’s voice is the secret of the assurance that He will listen to mine.”

~Andrew Murray

“The greatest thing anyone can do for God and man is pray.  It is not the only thing; but it is the chief thing.  The great people of the earth today are the people who pray.  I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor yet those who can explain about prayer; but I mean those people who take time to pray.

~S.D. Gordon

Either option is painful.  To not grow in His likeness is to not enjoy His fullness.  When this happens, a haunting voice continues to ask, ‘What could I have become in Him if I would have been a man of prayer?’ To grow in His likeness is to enjoy His fullness.  When this happens, the priorities of the world being to fade away.”“To pray is to change.  Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us.  If we are unwilling to change, we will abandon prayer as a noticeable characteristic of our lives.  The more we pray, the more we come to the
heartbeat of God.  Prayer starts the communication process between ourselves and God.  All the options of life fall before us.  At that point we will either forsake our prayer life and cease to grow, or we will pursue our prayer life and let Him change us.

~Richard Foster

Opportunities to Pray

Pray for our missionaries “We never stop praying for you.  Our God has chosen you…We pray that by his power he will make every good thing you have planned come true.” 2 Thessalonians 1:11   Pray for our church leadership and staff “Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard …

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Online Resources for Prayer

Learning to Love to Pray A 40-day Journey to Deepen Your Prayer Life. Paul Dozeman, former prayer coordinator for Classis Georgetown, has this small group workshop. Contents include: Suggestions for using Love to Pray, Options, a launch meeting, and weekly meeting plans.   The Christian Reformed Church publishes a prayer guide every month for its various …

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