Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Oswald Chambers Quotes about Prayer Pt 1

·        Prayer is not an exercise, it is the life.

·        Our Lord did not say it was wrong to pray in the corners of the street, but He did say it was wrong to have the motive to be seen of men.

·        Our prayers are heard, not because we are in earnest, not because we suffer, but because Jesus suffered.

·        The battle of prayer is against two things in the earthlies: wandering thoughts, and lack of intimacy with God’s character as revealed in His word. Neither can be cured at once, but they can be cured by discipline.

·        Prayer is not logical, it is a mysterious moral working of the Holy Spirit. Get a place for prayer where no one imagines that that is what you are doing. Shut the door and talk to God.

·        It will be a wonderful moment for some of us when we stand before God and find that the prayers we clamored for in early days and imagined were never answered, have been answered in the most amazing way, and that God’s silence has been the sign of the answer. If we always want to be able to point to something and say, This is the way God answered my prayer, God cannot trust us yet with His silence.

·        Jesus Christ carries on intercession for us in heaven; the Holy Ghost carries on intercession in us on earth; and we the saints have to carry on intercession for all men.

·        It is impossible to conduct your life as a disciple without definite times of secret prayer.

·        It takes a tremendous amount of reiteration on God’s part before we understand what prayer is. We do not pray at all until we are at our wits’ end.

·        Learn to be vicarious in public prayer. Allow two rivers to come through you: the river of God, and the river of human interests. Beware of the danger of preaching in prayer, of being doctrinal.

·        God answers prayer on the ground of Redemption and on no other ground.

·        Prayer is not getting things from God, that is the most initial stage; prayer is getting into perfect communion with God; I tell Him what I know He knows in order that I may get to know it as He does. 

Tonight we gather for our weekly Prayer Encounter at North Raleigh Church of the Nazarene beginning at 6:30. You are invited to do more than say you believe in the power of prayer - but gather with others to encounter God in prayer. 

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