When do you pray?
Here are some noted people and their answers on when to pray – and when we should pray …
When our own wisdom is not enough.
“I have been driven many times
upon my knees
by the overwhelming conviction
that I had no where else to go.
My own wisdom and that of all about me
seemed insufficient for that day.”
~ Abraham Lincoln
For every thing – small and large:
“Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.”
~ Corrie ten Boom
When we have too much to do:
“I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”
When we’re tired of praying – when it’s no fun anymore:
“It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer.”
~ George Mueller
When we need to accomplish something:
“There is literally nothing that I ever asked to do, that I asked the blessed Creator to help me to do, that I have not been able to accomplish.”
~George Washington Carver
When we don’t have the words:
“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
~ John Bunyan
Prayer is Personal
There are so many books available on prayer. (a few sit on my book shelves) Though prayer can be studied, and we can model our prayers by hearing others pray, it really can’t be taught.
Prayer is a life-long expression – a growing conversation – a beautiful connection. (Tweet This)
Do you use the power of prayer for your spouse?
It doesn’t matter whether you pray in private, or journal your prayers, or pray with your children, and with your spouse – what does matter is that you’re pursuing a conversation with God – and as Jesus taught,
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
~ Luke 11:9,10
How have you grown your prayer life?
When do you pray for your spouse?
Thankful to Link with:
One way I’ve grown my prayer life, in particular for my husband, has been to join a small group of other women who want to pray for their husbands. We don’t focus on how “bad” they are when we pray. We pray about how to be better wives and I see God working in amazing ways! Thanks for this great list of quotes–some profound insights, Lori!
Thanks for sharing your experience, Beth. I can imagine how powerful that gathering could be – joined voices in prayer for your husbands.
Hi Lori! I was struck by the George Mueller quote, because I’m sorry to say that description is easy for me to fit, at times. When my heart isn’t in it, it just feels so pointless. But I also know that the quickest way to get my heart into is to just plug away anyway! The spirit of it will come. Thank you for the reminder.
Also, thanks for the sweet comment on my recent guest post at Beauty Through Imperfection. I really appreciated it!
Oh, yes, Erica. That quote is for me too. Happy to connect with you!
What a wonderful reminder! I aim to pray for him in the mornings and evenings, but admittedly, I sometimes remember to pray for everyone except him. I loved all of the quotes, thank you for posting!