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Letter "P" » praying
«Are you living for the things you are praying for?»
«Everybody prays whether [you think] of it as praying or not. The odd silence you fall into when something very beautiful is happening or something very good or very bad. The ah-h-h-h! that sometimes floats up out of you as out of a Fourth of July crowd when the sky-rocket bursts over the water. The stammer of pain at somebody else s pain. The stammer of joy at somebody else's joy. Whatever words or sounds you use for sighing with over your own life. These are all prayers in their way. These are all spoken not just to yourself but»
Author: Frederick Buechner
, fall into
, Fourth of July
, July 4
, Somebody else
, The Rocket
, The Water
«A man does a lot of praying in an enemy prison. Prayer, even more than sheer thought, is the firmest anchor.»
«Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.»
«And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God; / Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.»
«For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God; / Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith? / Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.»
«For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; / Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.»
«And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven. (1 Kings 8:54)»
«But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying, / I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me: / Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.»
, Four Corners
, In the City
, let down
«And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.»