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Prayer Quotes – Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers Quotes

  1. Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.
  2. We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense.
  3. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.
  4. 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.
  5. We have to realize that prayer is foolish from the commonsense point of view.
  6. There is no joy in the soul that has forgotten what God prizes.
  7. Intercession is putting yourself in God’s place; it is having His mind and His perspective.
  8. Let God be as original with other people as He is with you.
  9. Prayer is not only asking, but an attitude of mind which produces the atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural. ‘Ask and it shall be given you.’
  10. We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
  11. Prayer is the evidence that I am spiritually concentrated on God.
  12. Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God.
  13. Prayer is the vital breath of the Christian; not the thing that makes him alive, but the evidence that he is alive.
  14. Prayer means that I come in contact with an almighty Christ, and almighty results happen along the lines He laid down.
  15. See that you do not use the trick of prayer to cover up what you know you ought to do.
  16. The greatest answer to prayer is that I am brought into a perfect understanding with God, and that alters my view of actual things.
  17. The purpose of prayer is to reveal the presence of God equally present, all the time, in every condition.
  18. The revelation of our spiritual standing is what we ask in prayer; sometimes what we ask is an insult to God; we ask with our eyes on the possibilities or on ourselves, not on Jesus Christ.
  19. There is nothing to be valued more highly than to have people praying for us; God links up His power in answer to their prayers.
  20. The whole meaning of prayer is that we may know God.
  21. To pray strenuously needs careful cultivation. We have to learn the most natural methods of expressing ourselves to our Father.
  22. The real business of your life as a saved soul is intercessory prayer.
  23. The reason that our prayers are not answered is that we are not stupid enough to believe what Jesus says.
  24. We lean to our own understanding, or we bank on service and do away with prayer, and consequently by succeeding in the external we fail in the eternal, because in the eternal we succeed only by prevailing prayer.
  25. We think of prayer as a preparation for work, or a calm after having done work, whereas prayer is the essential work. It is the supreme activity of everything that is noblest in our personality.
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