In Quotes

“Prayer is not only asking, it is an attitude of heart that produces an atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural.”

{Oswald Chambers}


 

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I stumbled upon this quote yesterday and just had to pass it along to y’all.  Everything about these words resonated with me.  Honestly, when I read it, it made me smile and my heart glad.

There are many wonderful books on all the facets of prayer (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication, etc.), and most of the books on our recommended reading list touch on these in varying degrees.  But for this post, I want to share a couple of things I’m learning to help simplify a topic that often becomes unnecessarily complicated.  It all comes back to relationship.

Turning to Him with the faith of a child;  dependent, expectant, and submissive.

Trusting that in His goodness and grace we are free to boldly ask for things only He can do and provide.

Not hesitating to show Him the parts of our heart we’re reluctant to share with anyone else.  He sees and knows it all anyway,  so why not rely upon Him to change and mold us according to His good pleasure.

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 morning dew

Good morning, friends! From the pen of Thomas Ken, here’s a song for hopeful hearts to sing as we step into a new day.  I’ve got to believe our lives will be enriched and our acts of service enlarged when these words mark our devotion, reflect our inclinations, and give rise to worship.  Because He is worthy.

Awake, My Soul, And With the Sun

Thomas Ken, 1674

Awake, my soul, and with the sun

Thy daily stage of duty run

Shake off fluff and joyful rise

To pay thy morning sacrifice.

Wake and lift thyself, my heart,

And with the angels bear thy part

Who all night long unwearied sing

High praise to the eternal king.

Direct, control, suggest this day

All I do, desire or say

That all my pow’rs with all their might

In thy glory may unite.

Praise God, praise God all creatures here below

Praise God, praise God from whom all blessings flow.