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Joyful example

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I have joyfully dedicated my whole life to the object of exemplifying how much may be accomplished by prayer and faith.

George Muller - 1805-1888 Evangelist, Faith Philanthropist

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Do I meet you praying?

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The saintly Methodist leader John Fletcher of Madeley is said to have prayed at all times, regularly spending all night in prayer and when walking, greeting his friends he would ask the question, “Do I meet you praying?”

It is said the first sign of madness is talking to yourself – I suspect many might think I’m going mad for I always walk and talk to the Lord. But I often see people walking along the road, headphones in their ears, talking – I presume they’re on their phone. Why not put your headphones on, put some music on and walk and talk out loud to the Lord – cultivating a constant communication with Jesus.

Simon Ponsonby

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Restoring clarity

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Philip Yancey described it like this,

For me Jesus has become the focal point of faith and increasingly I am learning to keep the magnifying glass of my faith focused on him. In my Spiritual journey I have long lingered over the margins, puzzling over matters like the problem of pain, the conundrum of prayer, providence versus free will. When I do so everything becomes fuzzy. Looking a Jesus, however, restores clarity.

Simon Ponsonby

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Prayer just asking?

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Peter Greif

“I’ve been thinking about something lately,” he said. “So much of the Christian prayer life consists of asking God for things. So what are we going to pray about when there’s no more pain and sin and suffering?” That messed me up. I think most Christians, myself in particular, see God mostly as a needs-and-wants fulfillment service. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve literally had no needs. When we get to heaven, we’ll have everything we need. We were created to walk and talk with God, not just ask Him to fix everything that’s wrong with the world. Prayer wasn’t created as a way to tell God our problems—He already knows them anyway. Humans were created simply to be with their Father.

Jared Brock - American author

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From the book "A year of living prayerfully"

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Prayer for extroverts

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Pete Greig

It’s true—almost every prayer book I’ve read has been written by an introvert. As Philip Yancey says, “Most of the great books on prayer are written by ‘experts’—monks, missionaries, mystics, saints. I’ve read scores of them, and mainly they make me feel guilty.” Most prayer books I’ve read have focused on silence and contemplation and quiet time, and that’s fine, but they miss a whole part of the demographic that can’t sit still. “I prefer kinetic prayer,” Pete said. “I like to move when I pray.”

Jared Brock - American author

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Don’t talk about prayer

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Andrew Bonar “Oh brother, pray; in spite of Satan, pray; spend hours in prayer, rather neglect friends than not pray, rather fast, and lose breakfast, dinner, tea, and supper—and sleep too—than not pray. . . . And we must not talk about prayer—we must pray in right earnest. The Lord is near.”

Jared Brock - American author

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From the book "A year of living prayerfully"

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