Thought Provokers for Sunday, July 24, 2016

ask seek knock

The Gospel for this Sunday is Luke 11:1-13

As a sixteenth century mystic said,
“Prayer is not to ask what we wish of God,
but what God wishes of us.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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It is in fact one of the most precious things in life
that we can take the simple, ordinary things to God,
that God is not only the God of the great world-shaking, epoch-making events,
but that he is also the God who cares
that his humblest child may have daily bread to eat.

William Barclay

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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 MacDonald

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O, do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger.
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for powers equal to your tasks.

Phillips Brooks

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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 seek,
and your heart will grow big enough to receive Him
and keep Him as your own.

Mother Teresa

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[Gathered by Dick Donovan]

About Daniel Mochamps

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