“Sometimes you ask God for something and you don’t know what you’re asking.” ~ Mahalia Jackson ~
“Man finds it hard to get what he wants because he does not want the best. God finds it hard to give because He
would give the best and man will not take it.”
~ George McDonald ~
“Praying, we usually ask too much. I know I do. Sometimes we even demand. I think I am learning to ask enough for the moment–not for the whole year, utterly veiled in mystery; not even for the week, the month ahead; but just for today.
Jesus said it all when He told us to pray: ‘Give us this day our daily bread.’
That bread is not only material, it is spiritual; in asking for it, we ask for a sufficiency of strength, courage, hope and light. Enough courage for the step ahead–not for the further miles. Enough strength for the immediate task or ordeal. Enough material gain to enable us to meet our daily obligations. Enough light to see the path–right before our feet.” ~ Faith Baldwin ~
“What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.” ~ Joseph Scriven ~
(The first Bible verse has always amazed and given me courage. Five sisters, changed the course of history when they approached Moses and asked, “Why…? Prior to their question, only males inherited and, to be sure, heads turned, mouths dropped open, vile mutterings were heard and all because those courageous five sisters asked, “Why…”. May we all be so courageous when we approach God and ask with pure motives.)
If you have a name for this week’s prayer list, let me know.
Prayer Keeping ~ Mary ~ Jim ~ Mike ~ Stephanie ~ Norman ~ Deanna ~ Sandra ~