Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 4, 2009
Chrysostom on Prayer--Without the Spirit Our Prayer Bouquets are Like Weeds
Chrysostom, a 4th century preacher, used this analogy for prayer. A young boy wanted to give a gift to his father who had been away a long time. His mother sent him to the garden to pick a bouquet of flowers. The boy
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2009
MORE ON PRAYER
Leonard Ravenhill - Prayer is not an argument with God to persuade him to move things our way, but an exercise by which we are enabled by his Spirit to move ourselves his way.
Harry Emerson Fosdick - Prayer is putting oneself under God’s influence.
Pope Pius XII - A man
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
François Fénelon once wrote:
"Lord, I know not what I ought to ask of Thee; Thou only knowest what I need; Thou lovest me better than I know how to love myself. O Father! give to Thy child that which he himself knows not how to ask. I dare not ask for crosses or consolations; I simply present
A dear friend, Donna Smith, once told me, “I never say Amen I always have so much to pray about.” That’s probably good advice; when you’ve got God on