Prayer is the risen Jesus coming in with His resurrection power, given free rein in our lives, and then using His authority to enter any situation and change things. ~Ole Kristian Hallesby
Here is the great secret of success. Work with all your might; but trust not in the least in your work. Pray with all your might for the blessing of God; but work, at the same time, with all diligence, with all patience, with all perseverance. Pray then, and work. Work and pray. And still again pray, and then work. And so on all the days of your life. The result will surely be, abundant blessing. Whether you see much fruit or little fruit, such kind of service will be blessed… ~George Muller
Notice carefully every word here. It is not our prayer which draws Jesus into our hearts. Nor is it our prayer which moves Jesus to come in to us. All He needs is access. He enters in of His own accord, because He desires to come in. To pray is nothing more involved than to let Jesus into our needs, and permitting Him to exercise His own power in dealing with them. And that requires no strength. It is only a question of our wills. Will we give Jesus access to our needs? ~Ole Kristian Hallesby
If we truly love people, we will desire for them far more than it is within our power to give them, and this will lead us to prayer: Intercession is a way of loving others. ~Richard J. Foster
Shout triumphantly to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with celebration!
Come before him with shouts of joy!
Know that the Lord is God—
he made us; we belong to him.
We are his people,
the sheep of his own pasture.
Enter his gates with thanks;
enter his courtyards with praise!
Thank him! Bless his name!
Because the Lord is good,
his loyal love lasts forever;
his faithfulness lasts generation after generation.
(Psalm 100, CEB)
May the Lord Jesus place his hands on our
eyes that we may begin to catch sight of the thing
that are not seen more than the things that are seen. .
May he open our eyes that they will alight
on the things to come more than on the things of this age.
May he unveil the vision of our heart that
it may contemplate God in spirit.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ to
whom belong glory and power for ever. Amen
Lord, I praise Thee for this place I am in;
but the wonder has begun to stir in me -
is this Thy place for me?
Hold me steady doing Thy will.
It may be only restlessness;
if so, calm me to strength
that I sin not against Thee by doubting.
(Oswald Chambers 1874-1917)
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, let’s pray in Jesus’ name! Now it’s time for you to jump in with your prayers/prayer requests in the comment section (or link up your prayer post!). Let’s also pray for each other! Someone will pray for you/with you. (Because this is a global prayer wall, sometimes – due to the time differences – prayers are not instant. But know that God hears you 24/7! BLESSINGS!
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