Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Morning Thoughts on Prayer

"You do not have, because you do not ask God." (James 4:2)

"Prayer is the easiest and hardest of all things, the simplest and the sublimest; the weakest and the most powerful. Its results lie outside the range of human possibilities - they are limited only by the omnipotence of God. Few Christians have anything but a vague idea of the power of prayer. Fewer still have any experience of that power.

The Church seems almost wholly unaware of the power God has given her. This spiritual blank check on the infinite resources of God's wisdom and power is rarely, if ever used, and never used to the full measure of God.

Prayer is our most formidable weapon, and yet the one in which we are least skilled and the most reluctant to use."  - E. M. Bounds

1 comment:

Annie said...

Prayer...so many times, in the past I have asked for specifics. Now my prayer is God you know what is needed...please help me accept whatever comes my way. And because of this, I am able to give up wanting control and handing the wheel to God. Beautiful post.