Friday, July 13, 2007

Thoughts on Prayer

Oswald Chambers writes: "Every time we pray, our horizon is altered, our attitude to things is altered, not sometimes but every time, and the amazing thing is that we don't pray more."

C. S. Lewis offers: "It would be rash to say that there is any prayer in which God never grants. But the strongest candidate is the prayer we might express in single word encore."

Ethel Barrymore observes: "When life knocks you to your knee--well, that's the best position in which to pray, isn't it?"

William Cowper and John Newton sing: "Satan trembles when he sees // The weakest saint upon his knees."