Wednesday, June 28, 2006

quotes on prayer

artwork by C. Michael Dudash

Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God.
--Andrew Murray

Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan

--John Bunyan

Those who know God the best are the richest and most powerful in prayer. Little acquaintance with God, and strangeness and coldness to Him, make prayer a rare and feeble thing.

--E. M. Bounds

There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.

--Brother Lawrence


daisymarie said...

Amen, seems to be the appropriate response.

Saija said...

tina ... *smiling* yes it does, doesn't it?

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Wonderful!! Pray the only way we have to communicate with our God!!

Lorna said...

I love Andrew Murray's quote and definitely want to belong to the second group don't you?

Laughed at the Fazer comment on my blog Saija ... isn't it funny the things we are homesick for ? For me it's probably publunches - not that I had them very often back in the UK but I like people watching and publunches used to be inexpensive and a treat ... oh and I miss fish and chips though truth be told we didn't do that very often either!

Be blessed. Loved the pic of the finches

Saija said...

flip/flop ... and isn't it wonderful that we can actually communicate with the Creator of the Universe? that He cares and He listens ... so awesome!!!! :o)

lorna ... fish 'n chips english style is soooo good ... you can get it wrapped in newsprint in Victoria or some places in Toronto ... mmmmm ... but the finn chocolate is really the best - i DO miss it!!! blessings on your weekend!

Captainwow said...

Can I add one? Thomas Merton: "How I pray is Breathe."
I love that. I love yours too!

If we could get into the groove of what Brother Lawrence says and stay there, what a good thing that would be.

Badoozie said...

i just talk to Him all day here and there. Sometimes I am mad at Him. Sometimes I'm saying THANK YOU. BUT here's the clincher. I think I still need time for "reverent" prayer where I get on my knee's and i don't take time for that, but i'm going to work on it

Maggie Ann said...

Dear Saija, I love this post. It grabbed my attention...and my heart. Glad you liked the skirt I sewed. I would never make a short short skirt...I will make some more of these soon as I can tear myself away reading Francine Rivers books...grin.

Jammie J. said...

I was reminded to pray by my boss today. I feel so blessed to work at a place where we freely talk about God. Amazing.

Thanks, dear, for your reminders, too.


Saija said...

cptnwow ... that is a good quote ... for me, prayer is the continual chat with God, that goes through all my emotions of the moment ...

susie ... sounds like you have a good routine ... and also great that you want to grow closer to the Lord!

maggie ann ... i loved the picture and then i found so many good quotes from people who i respect - hard to wittle them down to just a few! ... and i knew you wouldn't wear a short skirt, just had to tease you a bit ... *big grin*

jeanette ... that is such an awesome thing that God is a part of your workplace! so cool ... YAY!

Fred said...

Great quotes. As I'm driving to Disney today, I'll be thinking about some of these.

Have a great weekend!

Saija said...

fred ... Disney World sounds like fun ... i've never been ... hope you had a blast!

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Saija said...

Sean ... well my blog bud david fisher, was already on your site and is raving about your music ... blessings on your music ... :o)

Terry said...

Dear Saija..This lady looks like my mother. She is always praying for her eight kids and 26 nieces and nephews and all of her relatives and for my dad. She has been a really good example to us children. She is 76 years old now. Whenever Bernie and I and Betty go to a concert she always prays for our safety and she expects a phone call when we get home no matter how late it is!I sure do hope she prays for us as we board that plane for out west. I find it a little scary!!
Ha!! And yet Bernie and I went out west five times by motorcylcle, twice to the mountains!...Love Terry

Saija said...

terry ... having a praying mom is a HUGE BLESSING! my mom spends 50/50 praying/worrying/praying ... i hope that in the end, praying will win over her worrying! ... and you should be out here in the middle of wheat fields and steamy summer heat ... i hope you are having a blast!