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Prayer

By White, Ellen , Gould

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Title: Prayer  
Author: White, Ellen , Gould
Volume: Volume 1
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, General Works (Periodicals, Series, idexes, Almanacs, etc.)
Collections: Education, Authors Community
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Publication Date:
2017
Publisher: Bibliomania Publications
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Prayer is the breath of the soul. And yet many find it hard to pray. Prayer is the secret of spiritual power.” The atmosphere of prayer and devotion throughout the day is an important part of spiritual life—especially in these last moments of Earth's history. This book provides a practical collection of helpful statements to enrich and deepen our prayer life and communion with our Lord.

Summary
There is no time or place in which it is inappropriate to offer up a petition to God. There is nothing that can prevent us from lifting up our hearts in the spirit of earnest prayer. In the crowds of the street, in the midst of a business engagement, we may send up a petition to God and plead for divine guidance.

Excerpt
Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him. When Jesus was upon the earth, He taught His disciples how to pray. He directed them to present their daily needs before God, and to cast all their care upon Him. And the assurance He gave them that their petitions should be heard, is assurance also to us. God Welcomes Us to His audience chamber. We come to God by special invitation, and He waits to welcome us to His audience chamber. The first disciples who followed Jesus were not satisfied with a hurried conversation with Him by the way; they said, “Rabbi, ... where do you dwell? ... They came and saw where He lived, and abode with Him that day.” So we may be admitted into closest intimacy and communion with God. “He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Let those who desire the blessing of God knock and wait at the door of mercy with firm assurance, saying, For Thou, O Lord, hast said, “Everyone that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.” When in trouble, when assailed by fierce temptations, they [God's children] have the privilege of prayer. What an exalted privilege! Finite beings, of dust and ashes, admitted through the mediation of Christ, into the audience chamber of the Most High. In such exercises the soul is brought into a sacred nearness with God, and is renewed in knowledge, and true holiness, and fortified against the assaults of the enemy.

 
 



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