If you keep praying for a thing, it shows that you have not got the faith. You need only go ask once and then go ahead in faith.
(David Spangler in Time For Joy, by Ruth Fishel, 25 July)
29 September 2015
Wherever there has been a faithful following of the Lord in a consecrated soul, several things have sooner or later followed.
Meekness and quietness;
a submissive acceptance of the will of God;
pliability in the hands of God;
sweetness under provocation, calmness in the midst of turmoil and bustle;
a yielding to the wishes of others and an insensibility to slights and affronts;
absence of worry or anxiety;
deliverance from care and fear.
God's glory and the welfare of His creatures become the absorbing delight of the soul.
(From The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith, found in, Flowers Along the Path by Esther Carls Dodgen, p. 127)
25 September 2015
Lord, we are a hurt nation -- an angry nation struggling to maintain our values while still dealing firmly with those who hate us. Guide our nation's leaders during these difficult times. We trust in You and long for peace. Amen.
(Prayers From The Heart, Day 254)
22 September 2015
Father, I really have a lot to do, and I'm not very good at multitasking. I need Your help each day as I organize the chores that need to be done. Show me how to prioritize my workload so that I can get things done in the most efficient manner, and let my work be pleasing in Your sight.
(Rachel Quillin, Everyday Prayers, p. 201)
15 September 2015
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