Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jul 3, 2010
QUOTE: (Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer).
"The disciples had learned to understand something of the connection between Christ’s wondrous life in public and His secret life of prayer. They had been with Him and had seen Him pray. They had learned to believe in Him as a Master in
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jul 5, 2009
Grant me to be
silent before you--
that I may hear you;
at rest in you--
that you may work in me;
open to you--
that you may enter;
empty before you--
that you may fill me.
Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 7, 2009
“The Prayer of Cyrus Brown.”
“’The proper way for a man to pray,’ said Deacon Lamuel Keyes,
’and the only proper attitude is down upon his knees.’
’No, I should say the way to pray,’ said Reverend Doctor Wise,
’is standing straight with outstretched arms and rapt and upturned eyes.’
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Nov 22, 2009
A parent-child scenario will help us understand what precision means.
The child asks, “May I have some money?” The parent grants the request and gives the child five dollars.
“That’s not enough! I need more than that!”
The parent asks, “Well, you didn’t say what you wanted it for or how much
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Nov 22, 2009
Pray “in the name of Jesus.” It is not a catchy phrase we attach to our prayers, that somehow validates what we have to say. It is recognition that what I have prayed about and prayed for is with the same spirit and heart that Jesus himself would have prayed; that my focus is not self-centered or
Contributed by Jerry Glander on Jan 16, 2010
The Best Way to Pray
A priest, a minister and a guru sat discussing the best positions for prayer while a telephone repairman worked nearby. "Kneeling is definitely the best way to pray," the priest said.
"No," said the minister. "I get the best results standing with my hands outstretched to
EQUAL RIGHTS, SAME PRIVILEGES
A pilot frequently flew his small private plane in and out of Toronto International Airport. A pastor friend asked him if he ever encountered problems taking off and landing a small craft at an airport that was dominated by so many large jets.
He said, "My plane
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Mar 31, 2010
I've been reading a book by Francine Rivers lately about an old woman called Leota who loves the Lord and has an amazing impact upon the lives of other people in her life, yet is rejected and hated by her own daughter, Eleanor. Throughout the book there seems to be NO HOPE for this estranged
I remember a man in one of my childhood churches. He had the most distinctive prayers. They were long, but it was also the timbre of his voice, the passion of his requests, his volume in a huge sanctuary. I could have been in Topeka and heard him pray and I would have recognized him.
It had to
Contributed by Michael Tkachuk on May 17, 2010
This priestly prayer, as it is called, was prayed by Jesus just before He entered Gethsemane and Golgotha. This portion of the Gospel is somewhat like a flight-recorder on an airplane. In the event that something should happen to a plane, the flight recorder would record the information, the
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 26, 2010
An Atheist in Battle
What the people in Gilead did in Judges 11:7 to Jephthah is what our nation has done to God. We only turn to Him when in distress.
During the Korean War an atheist soldier was in a foxhole and bullets were flying above him. Some of his comrades were fallen in the field
Contributed by Perry Greene on Dec 4, 2012
"The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the hour of battle. The reason why others succeed is because they have gained their victory on their knees long before the battle came...Anticipate your battles; fight them on your
Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Chris Jeffries tells the story of Roy who was feeling frustrated that he was not able to do what he felt he was born to do. So he prayed for Our Father to change something. Then there was a knock at the door and they met two strangers, a married couple. They invited them in and sat them down at
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 5, 2012
PAPER MUD BALLS
I heard of a traveler going through China who visited a temple where the people were making paper mud balls, wadding them up, and throwing them at an idol they were worshiping. If the mud ball stuck to the idol it meant that the idol would answer their prayers. If the mud ball
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 7, 2001
"When John F. Kennedy was President of the United States, Life magazine published photos of his children, John Jr. and Caroline, playing with their toys on the floor of the Oval Office. Those images captured the hearts of the American people like nothing before or since. Why? I think it’s