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Sunday, November 03, 2013

Sabbath Keeping

The Lord is far from the wicked 
but he hears the prayers of the righteous."

"Father, give me eyes to see and a heart to respond to which will come to me this day. Forbid that I should miss its graces by looking ahead to some tomorrow. Let me accept the newness each moment brings with awareness and gratitude. In the name of the one who makes all things new I pray. Amen." 

"Begin to pray this week that the moments of your life may themselves become prayers. Whether they are in the joy of a birthday party, in the weariness that comes from labor, in the majesty of the setting sun or in the pain that comes with tears. Pray that each in its turn will cause you to lift your voice to Him." 

"Father, so much of my life seems to be devoid of events that can be labeled important. Its content and quality will more likely be determined by my responses to the ordinary. Let me see your hand in the providences and circumstances of this day. Amen." 
~ Disciplines For The Inner Life
"Prayer is not a check request asking for things from God. It is a deposit slip - a way of depositing God's character into our bankrupt souls." ~ Dutch Sheets ~
"Work as if you were to live a hundred years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow."
~ Benjamin Franklin
"Prayer does not equip us for greater works - prayer is the greater work. ... Prayer is the battle, and it makes no difference where you are. However God may engineer your circumstances, your duty is to pray. Never allow yourself this thought, "I am of  no use where I am," because you certainly cannot be used where you have not yet been placed. Wherever God has placed you and whatever your circumstances, you should pray, continually offering up prayers to Him." ~ Oswald Chambers
"There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying." ~ J. G. Lake ~
"You may pray for an hour and still not pray.
You may meet god for a moment and then be
in touch with Him all day."
"More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of." ~ Lord Tennyson ~
"Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer 
is too small to be made into a burden."
"We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties." ~ Oswald Chambers ~

"This, then, is how you should pray:
"Our Father in heaven,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.

I'm unable to take names for the prayer list this week; my apologies. 

Prayer Keeping ~ Maxine ~ Kurt ~ Timi and family ~ Sandra ~


  1. I like Corrie Boom's quote, haven't heard that one before.

  2. Thank you, Sandra, for such wonderful quotes this week! I've copied down three of them t hat I will be using in the near future.

    I pray you are doing well.

  3. I love your prayer at the beginning and Oswald Chambers always hits the nail on the head.

    I hope you're being refreshed on this little break from blogging!

  4. Hi friend!
    I love the Dutch Sheets quote. SO true. Happy Sunday, sweet sis.

  5. I particularly like the second paragraph, and Corrie Ten Booms' quote - both related.

  6. Great post and I love the quotes by Oswald Chambers.


  7. i so like proverbs 15:29.
    comforting to me.


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