Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation - and for me the most important part is listening to God's replies.

— Frank Laubach

The most blissful Frank Laubach quotes that will transform you to a better person

The trouble with nearly everybody who prays is that he says 'Amen' and runs away before God has a chance to reply. Listening to God is far more important than giving Him our ideas.

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I choose to look at people through God, using God as my glasses, colored with His love for them.

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Our mind is a flowing something. It oscillates. Concentration is merely the continuous return to the same problem from a million angles.... So my problem is this: Can I bring the Lord back in my mind-flow every few seconds so that God shall always be in my mind?

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I feel simply carried along each hour, doing my part in a plan which is far beyond myself. […] My part is to live this hour in continuous inner conversation with God and in perfect responsiveness to His will. This seems to be all I need to think about.

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The sense of being led by an unseen hand which takes mine, while another hand reaches ahead and prepares the way, grows upon me daily.

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Just the privilege of fellowship with God is infinitely more than any thing that God could give. When he gives himself he is giving more than anything else in the universe.

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Listening to God is far more important than giving Him your ideas.

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I have tasted a thrill in fellowship with God which has made anything discordant with God disgusting.

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It is as much our duty to live in the beauty of the presence of God on some mount of transfiguration until we become white with Christ as it is for us to go down where the needy people grope and grovel, and groan and lift them to new life.

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When compassion for the common man was born on Christmas Day, with it was born new hope among the multitudes. They feel a great, ever-rising determination to lift themselves and their children our of hunger and disease and misery, up to a higher level. Jesus started a fire upon the earth, and it is burning hot today, the fire of a new hope in the hearts of the hungry multitudes.

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If you are weary of some sleepy form of devotion, probably God is as weary of it as you are.

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The simple program of Christ for winning the whole world is to make each person he touches magnetic enough with love to draw others.

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About Frank Laubach

Quotes 21 sayings
Profession Missionary
Birthday September 2, 1884

But this year I have started out trying to live all my waking moments in conscious listening to the inner voice, asking without ceasing, 'What, Father, do you desire said? What, Father, do you desire done this minute?'

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Oh, this thing of keeping in constant touch with God, of making him the object of my thought and the companion of my conversations, is the most amazing thing I ever ran across.

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God, I want to give You every minute of this year.

I shall try to keep You in mind every moment of my waking hours....I shall try to let You be the speaker and direct every word. I shall try to let You direct my acts. I shall try to learn Your language.

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The Lord will not wish to count my trophies, but my scars.

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There is no defeat unless one loses God, and then all is defeat, though it be housed in castles and buried in fortunes.

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We must pray for more prayer, for it is the world's mightiest healing force.

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We shall not become like Christ until we give Him more time.

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All during the day, in the chinks of time between the things we find ourselves obliged to do, there are the moments when our minds ask: 'What next?' In these chinks of time, ask Him: 'Lord, think Thy thoughts in my mind. What is on Thy mind for me to do now?' When we ask Christ, 'What next?' we tune in and give Him a chance to pour His ideas through our enkindled imagination. If we persist, it becomes a habit.

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