But thou knowest, Lord, that in the end I will need a few friends.
Keep me from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point. Grant me the patience to listen to the complaints of others; help me to endure them with charity. But seal my lips on my own aches and pains -- they increase with the increasing years and my inclination to recount them is also increasing.
I will not ask thee for improved memory, only for a little more humility and less self-assurance when my own memory doesn't agree with that of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be wrong. Keep me reasonably gentle. I do not have the ambition to become a saint -- it is so hard to live with some of them -- but a harsh old person is one of the devil's masterpieces.
Make me sympathetic without being sentimental, helpful but not bossy. Let me discover merits where I had not expected them, and talents in people whom I had not thought to possess any. And, Lord, give me the grace to tell them so. The more you worship, the less you worry.
You'll feel more patient and less pressured. I see him here, in the eyes of the people in this [hospital] corridor of desperation. This is the real house of God, this is where those who have lost God will find Him I pray that He is as merciful, benevolent, and gracious as His book says He is. We pray when there's nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.
Most of us would prefer, however, to spend our time doing something that will get immediate results. We don't want to wait for God to resolve matters in His good time because His idea of 'good time' is seldom in sync with ours. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself.
Souls of prayer are souls of great silence. Thoughts, Stories and Prayers. Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl. Inspirational Words of Wisdom. Prayer Quotes and Sayings Let these prayer quotes and sayings remind you of the importance of having a relationship with God and prayer is one way that strengths that.
Prayer is giving thanks to God and includes our requests to Him in faith. We use prayer when we need something, but praying is also for giving thanks for all your blessings.
Catherine Pulsifer Prayer Poems Regardless of where you are or what country you are in, God knows your prayers. No third party can ever express what's on your heart or write in your unique lingo or dialect, but when it seems the whole world is attempting to make this holy Advent and Christmastide one huge commercial, with very little spiritual content, don't join in - talk to your heavenly Father about it. Faith and works must always be associated.
We should study and meditate in God's Word. We should remain in a constant state of fellowship with the Heavenly Father.
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and He helps you to meet God in His word and on our knees in prayer, is the best preparation to. A breath of prayer in the morning means a day of blessing sure Lord is that year when men will love their enemies, bless them that curse them, pray for them that despitefully use them. It merely wants to do what it does best - bless others.
But if prayer is going to be authentic, such things need to be mentioned. Prayer is the fulfillment of man's highest capacity to look not down alone nor out, but up, and to adore. Prayer is the road to the crowning experience of human life, being carried out of ourselves by something greater than ourselves to which we give ourselves.
Prayer is taking in earnest the central affirmation of religion that there is a responsive Spirit at the heart of reality in communion with whom is our power and peace. True prayer is never an endeavor to change the divine purpose but is always an endeavor to release it through the one who prays into the world. You can bring everything to him in prayer.
The peace that comes from consulting with God and receiving His divine wisdom is a powerful hug. We are exhorted to pray for others and to pray without ceasing. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God's work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.
Sometimes only a word or two will suffice. Only His perfect will. They have clung to me all my life. Bunyan Prayers Prayer means that you have placed God at the forefront of your life and when you send messages of caring, desire, concern you are in reality communicating with God. God hears your concerns, thoughts and hopes without judging or without a need to hear your prayers in a formal way. Byron Pulsifer Prayer Continued Prayer is the most important thing you can do as a father. No matter where you are in your life, or what you have done, God has a plan for you.
Do not rush your day without going before God to seek guidance! Being light is not only publically forgiving a person that would choose to be your enemy, but it's also including your enemy in your prayers at night. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved, as to love. Meditation is listening to God. Editor's Picks 12 Traits of an Abusive Relationship. As the Bread of Life, your food, like manna, will sustain me throughout any trials and hungers. God will always bless what you have done for His kingdom and what you have given for the things of the Lord and to help others.
Don't be afraid to talk to him. Don't worry about what you will say. Speak from your heart.
He needs a praying wife. Ask God to protect him and to protect your marriage.