- A profitable prayer life is impossible without solitude, but it’s also impossible without God’s word.
- A triune God would call us to converse with Him… because He wants to share the joy He has. Prayer is our way of entering into the happiness of God Himself.
- Before prayer it is important to meditate on biblical truths until our affections and hearts are as deeply engaged as possible.
- By praying with friends, you will be able to hear and see facets of Jesus that you have not yet perceived.
- Fear-based repentance makes us hate ourselves. Joy-based repentance makes us hate the sin.
- Intertwined with our petitions should be praise and marveling that we are able to approach God, and be welcomed in Christ.
- It is remarkable that in all of his writings Paul’s prayers for his friends contain no appeals for changes in their circumstances.
- It takes pride to be anxious. I am not wise enough to know how my life should go.
- Meditation on a passage of Scripture keeps me from being distracted in prayer.
- Most of us pursue joy in prayer, don’t get it, and then don’t stick at it. But as the Puritans used to say, “Mind your work, not your wages.”
- Prayer brings perspective, shows the big picture, gets you out of the weeds, reorients you to where you really are.
- Prayer brings you into God’s presence, where our shortcomings are exposed.
- Prayer is continuing a conversation that God has started through His Word and His grace, which eventually becomes a full encounter with Him.
- Prayer is faith become audible.
- Prayer is how God gives us so many of the unimaginable things He has for us.
- Prayer is the way that truth is worked into your heart to create new instincts, reflexes, and dispositions.
- Prayer is the way to experience a powerful confidence that God is handling our lives well, that our bad things will turn out for good, our good things cannot be taken from us, and the best things are yet to come.
- Prayer is the way we know God, the way we finally treat God as God. Prayer is simply the key to everything we need to do and be in life.
- Prayer turns theology into experience.
- Real prayer is always an answer to God’s revelation.
- Rejoicing is a way of praising God until the heart is sweetened and rested, releasing its grip on anything else it thinks it needs.
- The clearer our understanding of who God is, the better our prayers.
- The greatness of prayer is nothing but an extension of the greatness and glory of God in our lives.
- The irony is that many conservative Christians, most concerned about conserving true and sound doctrine, neglect the importance of prayer and make no effort to experience God, and this can lead to the eventual loss of sound doctrine… Christianity without real experience of God will eventually be no Christianity at all.
- The sin under all other sins is a lack of joy in Christ.
- To call God Father enhances everything you do in prayer. If you don’t know that God is your Father, it flattens and reduces and thins out every prayer.
- To pray in Jesus’s name means to acknowledge that we only have access to the Father’s attention and grace through the mediation and work of our Savior.
- To pray in Jesus’s name, then, is to be aware of the grace of the gospel as the basis of prayer, and to have our attitude in prayer deeply enriched—both humbled and exalted.
- To pray is to accept that we are, and always will be, wholly dependent on God for everything.
- We pray well when we are immersed in scripture.
- We should not decide how to pray based on the experiences and feelings we want. Instead, we should do everything possible to behold our God as He is, and prayer will follow.
- We would never produce the full range of biblical prayer if we were initiating prayer according to our own inner needs and psychology.
- What is essential in prayer is not that we learn to express ourselves, but that we learn to answer God.
- When we consciously or unconsciously expect God to hear our prayer because of our relative freedom from overt sin or because of our service and moral effort, we are praying in our own name.
- Worry is not believing God will get it right, and bitterness is believing God got it wrong.
Oh, wow! The TIMING on getting this list, today, WAS (IS) PERFECT!!! Thank you so much, Mr PrayerCoach! Am fixin to run over to the library, make a copy of this to hang over my desk! : )
I’m glad you found this helpful.