Monday, March 14, 2005

prayer thots - March 8-14

Continuing on with this month's focus on prayer. Don't forget to visit Rebecca Writes, and The Upward Call for more on prayer.

  • March 14

Learn to plead the promises of God.

--Armin Gesswein (from a message given in 1989)

  • March 13

As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of days took His seat.

His clothing was as white as snow;
the hair of His head was white like wool.
His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.

A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before Him.
Thousands upon thousands attended Him;
ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him.
The court was seated and the books were opened.

In my vision at night I looked
and there before me was one like a Son of Man,
coming with the clouds of heaven.

He approached the Ancient of Days
and was led into His presence.
He was given authority, glory and sovereign power;
all peoples, nations and men of every language
worshiped Him.His dominion is an everlasting dominion
that will not pass away,
and His kingdom is one
that will never be destroyed.

--Daniel 7:9-10,13,14

  • March 12

Beloved I pray...that you may be in health (3 John 2)
God has no vested interests in sickness and infirmity. We may say that it is His general desire as it was the apostle’s for his friend Gaius, that His people should be in health. Exceptions to this do not negative the general rule. If this were not the case, He would never have equipped the human body with its own wonderful healing powers of His Church with a healing ministry.

--Arthur Wallis (God’s Chosen Fast, 1986)

  • March 11

We have so many battles going on in America (and Canada) today that we should be a people of prayer. Our government needs prayer. Our leaders need prayer. Our schools need prayer. Our youth need prayer. Our families need prayer.

--Billy Graham (Hope for the Troubled Heart, 1991)

  • March 10

The most promising method of prayer is to allow oneself to be guided by the word of the Scriptures, to pray on the basis of a word of Scripture. In this way we shall not become the victims of our own emptiness.

-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Life Together, 1954)

  • March 9

When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops reading the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy.

-- Corrie Ten Boom (Each New Day, 1977)

  • March 8

Today a prayer of blessing on my son, who left home yesterday, and all our young-adult kids who are starting out:

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress:
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
We will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.

-- David (Psalm 20: 1,2, 4,5 - NIV)


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