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The Importance of Prayer

Prayer is the gymnasium of the soul.
Samuel Zwemer

Prayer, meditation, scripture study, and worship are just as essential to running a successful spiritual race as physical discipline is in preparing for athletic competition.
Tom Osborne

Pray twice as much as you fret.
Max Lucado

I have so much business I cannot go on without spending three hours daily in prayer.
Martin Luther

Time spent in prayer will yield more than that given to work. Prayer alone gives work its worth and its success. Prayer opens the way for God Himself to do His work in us and through us. Let our chief work as God’s messengers be intercession; in it we secure the presence and power of God to go with us.
Andrew Murray

The Best Book

When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you will have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness and your duty.
Woodrow Wilson

You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me . . . therefore I lovingly embrace everything you say.
Psalm 119:114, 119 (The Message)

It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
George Washington

The studious perusal of the sacred volume will make better citizens, better fathers and better husbands.
Thomas Jefferson

I have always read the Bible. I did so as a youth. In college, I started virtually every day with a Bible reading. Nellie and I read the Scriptures together most evenings of our married lives. We read with our children when they were younger.
John Wooden

The Best Book

The word of God tends to make large-minded, noble-hearted men.
Henry Ward Beecher

I have made it a practice for several years to read the Bible through in the course of every year. I usually devote to this reading the first hour after I rise in the morning.
John Quincy Adams

A knowledge of the Bible is essential to a rich and meaningful life.
Billy Graham

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Psalm 119:105

The word of God is the Christian soul’s best weapon, and it is essential to have it with him always. In doubt it decide; in consultation it directs; in anxiety it reassures; in sorrow it comforts; in failure it encourages; in defense it protects; in offense it is mightier than the mighty.
Wilfred Grenfell

The Importance of Prayer

Prayer delights God’s ear. It melts His heart, it opens His hand: God cannot deny a praying soul.
Thomas Watson

Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work.
Oswald Chambers

Just as it is very difficult to perform athletically without adequate strength training, it is unlikely that one can possess spiritual power and not practice the disciplines of prayer, scripture reading and regular worship.
Tom Osborne

The ancients ably defined prayer as a climbing up of the heart unto God.
Martin Luther

In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself.
Mother Teresa

The Best Book

The New Testament is the best book the world has ever known or will know.
Charles Dickens

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
Theodore Roosevelt

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16 (KJV)

The New Testament holds up a strong light by which a man can read even the small print of his soul.
John Hutton

Last week I produced a “Vitamin Box” of dozens of favorite passages for my new family. I used a concordance and looked up words such as strength, food, bread, water, hunger and thirst. Other cards were culled from Christ’s own words. Now before blessing the food at each meal, we pass the box, and one of the children chooses a card to read aloud. The nourishment is most effective when the life-giving words of Scripture are memorized and so become the permanent possessions of mind and heart.
Catherine Marshall

A Strong Marriage

I agree with Abraham Lincoln. He once said that the best thing a man can do for his children is to love their mother.
John Wooden

Pray together and read the Bible together. Nothing strengthens a marriage and family more. Nothing is a better defense against Satan.
Billy Graham

Effective leaders develop valued and varied sources of feedback on their behavior and performance. And one of the best sources for many executives is a spouse. There’s something to say about a lasting relationship with someone you trust totally, someone who provides you with reflective back talk.
Warren Bennis

My mother showed me how important a really strong marriage is. She used to say to us, “I love you all equally, but I love your father the most.”
Soledad O’Brien

Dad was a rock of support for my mom. After she had a mastectomy, she never even considered having breast reconstruction surgery. My mom told me that Dad never criticized her appearance. Instead he always just told her how beautiful she was. And that’s why she thinks battling this disease wasn’t as hard as it could have been.
Rebecca Lobo

The Importance of Prayer

Prayer is the contact of a living soul with God. In prayer, God stoops to kiss man, to bless man and to aid in everything that God can devise or man can need.
E.M. Bounds

The whole meaning of prayer is that we may know God.
Oswald Chambers

I rise at 5:30 A.M. each day and spend 45 minutes in prayer, meditation and the scriptures, and I have found that this has become the most important part of my day.
Tom Osborne

The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it goes.
Martin Luther

I remember my mother, my father and the rest of us praying together each evening. It is God’s greatest gift to the family. It maintains family unity. So go back to family prayer and teach your children to pray and pray with them.
Mother Teresa