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                        Inspirational Quotes for the Day.

                       
                                                     

     
TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL THEME: The Art of Prayer
This page changes each weekday.


    At the top of the Home Page:
    --A prayer of supplication
    --Elie Weisel: the art of prayer

    Midway down the page:
    --Prayer is not asking...
    --The direction of prayers
    --Prayer as petition and thanksgiving

    For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
    --Demanding a reply from prayer
    --Martin Luther, Lewis Carroll & Buddha

           
 And the Last Word: The famous philosopher, Anon.
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Bonus quote: Peace is not the absence of war; It is a virtue:
a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence...and justice.

Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677)
Holland
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Yet have regard to the prayer of thy servant
and to his supplication, O Lord my God,
hearkening to the cry and to the prayer
which thy servant prays before thee; that
thy eyes may be open day and night toward
this house, the place where thou hast
promised to set thy name, that thou mayest
hearken to the prayer which thy servant
offers toward this place. And hearken thou
to the supplications of thy servant and of
thy people Israel, when they pray toward
this place; yea, hear thou from heaven thy
dwelling place; and when thou hearest,
forgive.

2 Chronicles 6: 18-21
Holy Bible
Revised Standard Edition
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I believe, naturally, that we must teach each other the art, the necessity, the
obligation and the beauty of prayer...

Prayer is man's way of saying "yes." Yes to the universe and to his creator.
Yes to life and its meaning. Yes to faith, to hope to joy, to beauty, to love...
A window to the soul, prayer is what is most indispensable in our passage on
Earth. Consolation or compensation to some, sublimation to others, prayer
also means power and adventure...

Prayer was meant to engage man and God in eternal dialogue. Thanks to
prayer, we know that God is present--better still, that God is presence, and
that everything is possible and meaningful...

Elie Weisel (1928-     )
Nobel Peace Prize winner, philosopher, humanitarian, novelist, Holocaust survivor
"Why Pray?"
Excerpted from a talk given at Boston University
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness.
It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Indian philosopher, esteemed for his doctrine of non-violent protest
Prayers go up and blessings come down.

Yiddish Proverb
The Lord is near. Have no
anxiety at all, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, make your
requests known to God. Then
the peace of God that surpasses
all understanding will guard your
hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4: 6-7
New American Bible
More than any other relationship, we may rightfully and
naturally demand a reply from Spirit in its aspect as the Divine
Mother. God is constrained to answer such an appeal; for the
essence of a mother is love and forgiveness, no matter how
great a sinner her child may be. It is the closest and most
beautiful of all the relationships that the Lord has given us.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Indian yogi and guru
Pray, and let God worry.

Martin Luther (1483-1546)
German priest and scholar whose questioning
of certain church practices led to the Protestant Reformation
I have had prayers answered - most strangely so sometimes - but I
think our heavenly Father's loving-kindness has been even more
evident in what He has refused me.

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
English mathematician and novelist; author of "Alice in Wonderland"
The greatest prayer is patience.

Hindu prince Gautama Siddharta (563-483 BC)
Founder of Buddhism
A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.

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