Thought Provokers: Blind Bartimaeus Receives his Sight

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The Gospel for Sunday, Oct 25 is about the miraculous healing of Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52).

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True prayer always includes becoming poor.
When we pray we stand naked and vulnerable in front of Our Lord
and show him our true condition.

Henri Nouwen
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Love to pray.
Feel often during the day the need for prayer,
and take trouble to pray.
Prayer enlarges the heart
until it is capable of containing God’s gift of Himself.
Ask and see,
and your heart will grow big enough to receive Him
and keep Him as your own.

Mother Teresa
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God is not a cosmic bell-boy
for whom we can press a button to get things done.

Harry Emerson Fosdick
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Do not pray for easy lives;
pray to be stronger people.
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers;
pray for power equal to your tasks.

Phillips Brooks
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Prayer is the most important thing in my life.
If I should neglect prayer for a single day,
I should lose a great deal of the fire of faith.

Martin Luther
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People who pray for miracles usually don’t get miracles..
But people who pray for courage,
for strength to bear the unbearable,
for the grace to remember what they have left
instead of what they have lost,
very often find their prayers answered..
Their prayers helped them tap hidden reserves of faith and courage
which were not available to them before.

Harold S. Kushner
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A man prayed,
and at first he thought that prayer was talking.
But he became more and more quiet
until in the end he realized that prayer is listening.

Soren Kierkegaard
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About Daniel Mochamps

Church Planter, Anglican Diocese in New England (Anglican Church in North America).
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