Prayer Quote of the Month: 15       Jan. - Dec. 2006

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Jan. 2006 "In the midst of toppling thrones, Daniel maintained his serenity because he knew there was a sovereign God in heaven to whom he prayed."  -Anonymous

Feb. 2006 "He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and a happy life."  -William Law

March 2006 "God does not bestow His gifts on the casual hasty comers and goers.  Much time with God alone is the secret of knowing Him and of influence with Him."  -E. M. Bounds

April 2006 "Good praying is more easily caught than taught."              -D. A. Carson

May 2006 "God wills that men should pray everywhere, but the place of His glory is in the solitudes, where He hides us in the cleft of the rock, and talks with man face to face as a man talks with his friend."    -Samuel Chadwick

June 2006 "He manifests Himself to those who pray in secret as He cannot to those who have no inner sanctuary of the soul."                  -Samuel Chadwick

July 2006 "Helplessness is the real secret and the impelling power of prayer."                                                                                                      -O. Hallesby

Aug. 2006 "He that hears without ears understands us without our words. Yet as language is of absolute necessity in social prayer, that others may join with us in our addresses to God, so for the most part we find it necessary in secret, too, for there are few persons of so steady and fixed a power of meditation as to maintain warm devotion and to converse with God, or with themselves profitably, without words."
-Isaac Watts

Sept. 2006 "Whoever would be wise should read the Proverbs; whoever would be holy should read the Psalms."  -Richard Steele

Oct. 2006 "To every cry from your passion-filled hearts, God replies: CHRIST."  -Larry Crabb

Nov. 2006 "If you are seeking after God, you may be sure of this: God is seeking you much more."  -Saint John of the Cross

Dec. 2006 "Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?                 -Corrie Ten Boom

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