This month seems to be one of prayer requests from so many friends and family members. We’re all doing our best to support one another in asking God for help and guidance and wisdom.
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all the needs in my own life and in the lives of people I love. But then I take a deep breath and realize that all I have to do is hand these off to God in a simple prayer. He is the answer we all crave.
Thomas R. Kelly in A Testament of Deovtion had this to say about prayer: “There is a way of ordering our mental life on more than one level at once. On one level we may be thinking, discussing, seeing, calculating, meeting all the demands of external affairs. But deep within, behind the scenes, at a profounder level, we may also be in prayer and adoration, song and worship, and a gentle receptiveness to divine breathings.”
With the topic of prayer in mind I decided to look up some encouraging quotes on the power of prayer. There are hundreds of them but the ones I’ve listed here really spoke to me. If you’d like to share one of your favorites, please do.
The morning prayer determines the day. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer