TODAY'S THEME: Persevering Prayer
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Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his
mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may
be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil.

So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with
righteousness as a breastplate, and your feet shod in
readiness for the gospel of peace.

With all prayer and supplication, pray at every
opportunity in the Spirit.

Ephesians 6: 10-11, 14-15, 18
New American Bible

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Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.

Romans 12: 12
New American Bible

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The very fact that you desire to be enlightened will give you
the power to be enlightened. That is the fuel. Flame it. Fuel it.


Marsha Sinetar,
author of "Do What You Love: The Money Will Follow"






Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing.

2 Thessalonians: 16-17
New American Bible

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Sound burdensome? Are you wondering, My business needs
attention, my children need dinner, my bills need paying. How
can I stay in a place of prayer?
Unceasing prayer may sound
complicated, but it needn't be that way.

Do this. Change your definition of prayer. Think of prayers less
as an activity for God and more as an awareness of God. Seek
to live in uninterrupted awareness. Acknowledge his presence
everywhere you go. As you stnad in line to register your car,
think, Thank you, Lord, for being here. In the grocery as you
shop,Your Presence, my King, I welcome.

Excerpted from "Come Thirsty,"
by Max Lucado
W Publishing Group, 2004


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Breathe in happily and breath out happily.
If you are a Christian, breathe in Christ,
breathe in God; if you are a nonbeliever,
just breathe in one, two.
This is the first step in awareness.

Sulak Sivaraksa
Lay Buddhist thinker and activist

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Who can trace the invisible path of the person who
soars in the sky of liberation, the infinite Void without
beginning, whose passions are peace, and over
whom pleasures have no power?

The Dhammapada
Buddhist scripture

While praying, listen to the words very carefully. When your
heart is attentive, your entire being enters your prayer with-
out your having to force it.

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810)
Founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement



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Pray with the mind in the heart.

St. Theophan the Recluse (1815-1894)
Russian monk; Bishop of Tambov
Saint in the Russian Orthodox Church

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The fewer the words, the better the prayer.

Martin Luther (1483-1546)
German monk, theologian

And now, the Last Word:

It is more important to remember God
than it is to remember to breathe.


St. Gregory of Nazianzus (329-389)
Bishop of Constantinople;
A saint in both Eastern and Western Christianity



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bonus quote:

Hope proves man deathless.


Herman Melville (1819-1891)
American novelist


 

On today's
Home Page:


Book of Ephesians;
Books of Romans;
Marsha Sinetar;
Book of 2nd
Thessalonians;
Max Lucado;
Sulak
Sivaraksa;
The
Dhammapada;
Rabbi
Nachman;
St. Theophan;
Martin Luther;
St. Gregory of
Nazianzus

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Read
Dr. Jess
Fletcher's
sermon:
"The Other
Miracle."

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