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“Praying in faith is not denying that you have problems, but believing that God is BIGGER than your problems.”
“Prayer is where the action is.”
The pastor who is not praying is playing.
The people who are not praying are straying.
We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few prayers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters.
Failing here, we fail everywhere.”
When they were all satisfied, Jesus said to his disciples, “Gather up the broken pieces that are left over, so that nothing is wasted.” – John 6:12 NET
How awful is the thought of the wonders underground,
Of the mystic changes wrought in the silent, dark profound!
How each thing upward tends by necessity decreed,
And the world’s support depends on the shooting of a seed!
The summer’s in her ark, and this sunny-pinioned day
Is commissioned to remark whether Winter holds her sway:
Go back, thou dove of peace, with myrtle on thy wing,
Say that floods and tempests cease, and the world is ripe for Spring.
I should never have made my success in life if I had not bestowed upon the least thing I have ever undertaken the same attention and care that I have bestowed upon the greatest.
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“We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.”
…All the time, God is good. This happens to mean more today than it ever has .
Friday morning, my sister Martha woke up , went into the living room and there was her husband. No real surprise, but he had the lights on- something he never does. His voice was different and all he would say was “Yes.” As my sister went to make the coffee, she turned around to see him walking sideways and saying “No, no.” He then fell and began seizing. He does not have seizures normally. Martha called the ambulance, who promptly came and got him and they were off to the hospital.
Several tests were performed, but he could just lay with his eyes open, unable to talk. Sometimes, after a seizure , the part of the brain that one uses to talk is affected and it is so odd (this happened to me)…
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For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; (Colossians 1:9-11 KJV)
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward…
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“History is silent about revivals that did not begin with prayer.”
Lahore (Agenzia Fides) – Time of mourning and prayer for the Church in Pakistan: today, Monday, March 16, the Catholic faithful celebrate a “special day of prayer for the innocent lives of the martyrs“. This was announced in a note sent to Agenzia Fides by His Exc. Mgr. Sebastian Shaw OFM, Archbishop of Lahore, after the twin suicide bombing that yesterday, March 15, hit the Catholic Church of St. John and the Protestant “Church of Christ “, in Youhanabad, an entirely Christian suburb on the outskirts of Lahore, where 15 people died and over 80 were injured.
The Archbishop announced that Catholic schools and institutes are closed today to commemorate the innocent victims, and defines “martyrs” those who “gave their lives in the accident to save thousands of people”. “Their blood was not shed in vain and will bring peace to all citizens of Pakistan”.
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“Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation. I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly. Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.”
In 1872, D. L. Moody and Ira Sankey went to England for a series of revival meetings that shook the entire nation. In one service, so many people responded to the invitation that Moody asked them all to sit back down, and explained the Gospel again to make sure they understood the message—even more people responded the second time!
In that church there was an elderly lady who had been confined to her home by illness. When one of her relatives went to the house to tell her about the revival, she opened her purse and pulled out a news story about Moody’s work in America. She said that she had been praying for two years that God would send Moody to her church and usher in a great work of God.
All of the organization, programs, and planning that we do can never take the place of the work of the Spirit of God. He is the One who touches hearts of Christians and unbelievers alike and moves them to action. He is the one who produces conversions and changed lives. And He works in response to the prayers of God’s people.