Prayer is spiritual communication between man and God, a two-way relationship in which man should not only talk to God but also listen to Him. Prayer to God is like a child's conversation with his father. It is natural for a child to ask his father for the things he needs.— Billy Graham
Perspective Conversations With God quotations
Should we not press it home upon our consciences that the sole object of our conversion was not the salvation of our own souls, but that we might become co-workers with our Lord and Master in the conversion of the world?
The most holy and necessary practice in our spiritual life is the presence of God. That means finding constant pleasure in His divine company, speaking humbly and lovingly with him in all seasons, at every moment, without limiting the conversation in any way.
The purpose of relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.
I have abandoned all particular forms of devotion, all prayer techniques.
My only prayer practice is attention. I carry on a habitual, silent, and secret conversation with God that fills me with overwhelming joy.
There's no greater lifestyle and no greater happiness than that of having a continual conversation with God.
Spiritual people are not those who engage in certain spiritual practices;
they are those who draw their life from a conversational relationship with God.
The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be.
There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God; those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it.
Be much alone with God, and take time to get thoroughly acquainted.
Converse over everything with Him. Unburden yourself wholly -every thought, feeling, wish, plan, doubt- to Him...He wants not merely to be on good terms with you, but to be intimate.
Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation - and for me the most important part is listening to God's replies.
My conversations with God always seem leave him speechless.
I drove away from my mind everything capable of spoiling the sense of the presence of God.... I just make it my business to persevere in His holy presence... My soul has had an habitual, silent, secret conversation with God.
Start today by practicing constant conversation with God and continual mediation on his Word. Prayer lets you speak to God; mediation lets God speak to you.
Once the process [of conversion] is begun and continues.
..you are continually turning inward toward God and away from your own egocentricity...you have to see this selfish side of yourself in order to turn away from it. I measure God by everything I am not. I begin with that.
If I'm in a relationship, I'll go to the ends of the earth.
If I'm on the road and we have a conversation, and she says, "God, I really wish I was there with you right now," I'll hang up the phone, send a car, and have the plane ready.
Your soul doesn't care what you do for a living - and when your life is over, neither will you. Your soul cares only about what you are being while you are doing whatever you are doing.
Your own life is the way it is because of you, and the choices you have made - or failed to make.
The Highest Thought is always that thought which contains joy.
The Clearest Words are those words which contain truth. The Grandest Feeling is that feeling which you call love.
Renew every day your conversation with God: Do this even in preference to eating. Think more often of God than you breathe.
In order to form a habit of conversing with GOD continually, and referring all we do to Him, we must at first apply to Him with some diligence: but that after a little care we should find His love inwardly excite us to it without any difficulty.
The more you know, the more you owe.
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.
There are those who say that seeing is believing. I am telling you that believing is seeing.
There is a divine purpose behind everything - and therefore a divine presence in everything.
To pass from estrangement from God to be a son of God is the basic fact of conversion. That altered relationship with God gives you an altered relationship with yourself, with your brother man, with nature, with the universe.
God works with power, and can make the unwilling willing;
if He undertakes the conversion of a soul, it will be converted. All the pious workings of our heart towards God are the fruit and consequence of the powerful working of His grace in us.
The point of life is not to get anywhere-it is to notice that you are, and have always been, already there.
Mental prayer is nothing else but being on terms of friendship with God, frequently conversing in secret with Him.
The idea is to find some bit of holiness in everything-food, sex, earning and spending money, having children, conversations with friends. Everything can be seen as a miracle, as part of God's plan. When we can truly see this, we nourish our souls.
Give Him your mess and let it become your message.
I still have a spiritual base and a spiritual foundation.
And my conversation with God is very open-ended. I pray for humility, honestly, because it's very easy to be caught up in this world.
Just because you are seeing divine light, experiencing waves of bliss, or conversing with Gods and Goddesses is no reason to not know your zip code.
What's happening is merely what's happening. How you feel about it is another matter.
If you love anything better than God you are idolaters: if there is anything you would not give up for God it is your idol: if there is anything that you seek with greater fervor than you seek the glory of God, that is your idol, and conversion means a turning from every idol.