Posted by: pastortomvabeach | January 13, 2016

Thought For The Week January 17, 2016

We are just now getting some of the winter cold that we’ve missed up to now. Did I say we’ve missed it? Not really missed but we have enjoyed some unusually pleasant days for December and early January. I guess it wouldn’t be winter without a little cold, right?

As we continue our focus on prayer for this cold month, I thought it might energize you to share some quotes on prayer that were passed down from prominent Christians over the years and that Pastor Doug passed on to me a few months ago. These quotes tell us what some very successful believers held very close to their hearts.

“Without God we cannot – without us He will not.” Augustine

“Mastering the art of prayer, like any other art, will take time, and the amount of time we allocate to it will be the true measure of our conception of its importance.” J. Oswald Sanders

“History is silent about revivals that did not begin with prayer.” J. Edwin Orr

“Keep praying but be thankful that God’s answers are wiser than your prayers.” William Culbertson

“A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.” Leonard Ravenhill

“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” Oswald Chambers

“No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.” Guy H. King

“Prayer is out partnership with God in transforming history.” Unknown

“Prayerlessness is our declaration of independence from God.” Daniel Henderson

“Three things are necessary for a successful crusade. The first is prayer, the second is prayer, and the third is prayer.” Billy Graham

“You can do more than pray after you have prayed but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.” Dutch Sheets

“Prayer is not the only thing we do – just the first thing we do.” Anonymous

And then there is the story of two elder’s wives who sat mending their husbands pants. One said to the other, “Poor John, he is so discouraged by his church work. Just the other day, he said that he was considering resigning. It seems like nothing ever goes right for him.” The other wife replied, “That’s too bad. My husband was saying exactly the opposite. He’s been feeling so inspired lately, it seems like he’s closer to the Lord than ever.” A heavy silence filled the room as the women continued mending the pants – one the seat and the other the knees.

Which part of your pants is wearing out? Let’s put a dent in the knees of our jeans this month! Just a thought.

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