Thursday, May 6, 2010

prayer.

today is the national day of prayer.

please take some time to PRAY today. prayer is an amazing privilege that we have to come into His throne of grace and ask God to hear our requests. Jesus had to die in order for us to be able to enter the Holy of Holies for us to be able to pray to God the way we do. we should consider it an honor and never take it for granted.

E.M Bounds said: Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God's work. Praying hearts and hands only can do God's work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails.

Oswald Chambers said: Prayer does not fit us for the greater works; prayer is the greater work. We think of prayer as a common-sense exercise of our higher powers in order to prepare us for God's work. In the teaching of Jesus Christ prayer is the working of the miracle of Redemption in me which produces the miracle of Redemption in others by the power of God.

Prayer is the battle; it is a matter of indifference where you are. Whichever way God engineers circumstances, the duty is to pray. Never allow the thought - "I am of no use where I am;" because you certainly can be of no use where you are not. Wherever God has dumped you down in circumstances pray to Him all the time. "Whatsoever ye ask in My name, that will I do." We won't pray unless we get thrills, that is the intensest form of spiritual selfishness. We have to labour along the line of God's direction, and He says pray. "Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest."

There is nothing thrilling about a labouring man's work, but it is the labouring man who makes the conceptions of the genius possible; and it is the labouring saint who makes the conceptions of his Master possible. You labour at prayer and results happen all the time from His standpoint. What an astonishment it will be to find, when the veil is lifted, the souls that have been reaped by you, simply because you had been in the habit of taking your orders from Jesus Christ.

Get on your knees and do the greater work - PRAY!

these topics /events are heavy on my heart. please read through these blogs and take the time to pray if you feel compelled in your heart to do so.

how can i pray for you? if you have any prayer requests, please let me know by leaving a comment / DM me through twitter or facebook and/or email me at ricianne (at) ricianne (dot) com. i would love to be able to pray for you.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:8