Contributed by David Dewitt on Feb 20, 2003
Alexander Whyte, the Scottish preacher, always began his prayers with an expression of gratitude. One cold, miserable day his people wondered what he would say. He
Contributed by Victor Yap on Mar 20, 2003
Several years ago Newsweek conducted a survey on people’s prayer beliefs and habits and discovered that a high percentage - 87% - of the people believe that God answers prayers. 54% say they pray on a daily basis, that is, 25% pray once a day and 29% more than once a day. Then it gets revealing
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 1, 2003
A. Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said, “God is good. God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and Justice for all! Amen!”
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on May 7, 2003
One of my favorite comics is “The Family Circus.” Once I believe that the father was helping Billy with his homework with the rest of the family there in the kitchen. Dad asks Billy, “What is the greatest power source in all the world?” In turn everyone is pictured thinking what the answer may
Contributed by Ian Johnson on Jun 4, 2003
My sheep hear my voice and come to me!
Someone once asked a banker how he trained his staff to recognise counterfiet notes:
The banker said, thats simple, I have them handling the real thing all day, so
Contributed by Pat Cook on Jun 13, 2003
According to the “Almanac for Farmers & City Folk,” the largest number of collect calls is made on Father’s Day. Today, your Heavenly Father is calling out to you. He’s been trying to get through for some time. Long before you thought of Him, He thought of you. But He’s not calling collect. He
Contributed by Pat Cook on Jul 23, 2003
Andrew Murray said: “The Christian who is still carnal has neither desire nor strength to follow after God. He rests
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Aug 10, 2003
If you ever seen the movie “Cast Away” with Tom Hanks then you
probably know who Wilson is. The story goes that Hanks plays the part of
Chuck Nolan, a fast paced FedEx executive who gets stranded when his plane
goes down in the middle of the South Pacific. In trying to survive, he started
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 3, 2002
At a meeting of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Bobby Richardson, former New York Yankee second baseman, offered a prayer that is a classic in brevity and poignancy:
Contributed by Gary Macdonald on Dec 13, 2002
This prayer was found in the clothing of a dead child at Ravensbruck concentration camp.
O Lord, remember not only the men and woman of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all of the suffering they have inflicted upon us:
Instead remember the fruits we have borne
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2001
ALL BECAUSE OF PRAYER
It’s a wonderful story about prayer, about a faith that can sustain people in good times and in bad times," said President Bush Monday, summarizing the tale of Heather Mercer and Dayna Curry, the two Shelter Now workers held by the Taliban for three months. As Mercer and
Contributed by Dru Ashwell on Dec 16, 2001
Actual answering machine answers recorded and verified by the
world-famous International Institute of Answering Machine Answers.
Hi. Now you say something.
Hi, I’m not home right now but my answering machine is, so you
can talk to it instead. Wait for the beep.
Hello. I am
Contributed by Martin Wickens on Apr 20, 2002
When people do not mind what God says to them in His Word, God doth as little mind what they say
Contributed by Martin Wickens on Apr 20, 2002
Prayer is nothing but the promise reversed, or God’s Word formed into an argument, and retorted by
Contributed by Martin Wiles on Apr 30, 2002
INTO THE DAY
I got up early one morning
And rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
I didn’t have time to pray.
Troubles just tumbled about me
And heavier came each task.
Why doesn’t God help me, I wondered,
He answered, "You didn’t ask."
I tried to come into God’s
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
Did you know you can now send an email to God? An Israeli internet company (www.virtual.co.il) has announced that they will take email prayers to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Customarily people write prayers and place them in cracks of the wall. I did so when I visited Israel some years ago. But
Contributed by David Asch on Jan 18, 2005
At the library a couple of weeks ago, where I often go to study, I saw a car with a bumper sticker. This car was parked in the first space, so it was unmistakable – you saw it the moment you pulled into the parking lot, and it confronted you as you walked to the parking lot from the library. It
Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
A mother invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to her six-year-old daughter and said, "Would you like to say the blessing?" "I wouldn’t know what to say," the girl replied. "Just say what you hear Mommy say," the mother answered. The little girl bowed her head and
Readers’ Digest has a section called All in a Day’s Work where people write in humorous things that happen at work. Here’s a good one: Confiding in a co-worker, I told her about a problem in our office and my fear that I would lose my job. She was concerned and said she would pray for me. I
Contributed by Scott Malone on Mar 1, 2005
James Duncan, preaching with great unction and power, was asked what was the secret of such powerful preaching. "The secret," he said, was "thirteen hours of consecutive prayer." When asked the secret of his spiritual power, Charles Spurgeon said: "Knee work! Knee work!" Livingston of Shotts, on