Be sure that someday you'll praise and thank God for your unanswered prayers that once you had wept for them.— Shams Tabrizi
Sensual God Answers Prayers quotations
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.
Prayer doesn't change things - God changes things in answer to prayer.
You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan.
Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions.
There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying.
Do you know what prayer is? It is not begging God for this and that.
The first thing we have to do is to get you beggars to quit begging until a little faith moves in your souls.
Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude - an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God.
God sometimes removes people from your life to protect you. Don't run after them.
God does not delay to hear our prayers because He has no mind to give;
but that, by enlarging our desires, He may give us the more largely.
I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I'm praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.
Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.
Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet.
The prayer power has never been tried to its full capacity.
..if we want to see mighty wonders of divine power and grace wrought in the place of weakness, failure and disappointment, let us answer God's standing challenge, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not."
The chief purpose of prayer is that God may be glorified in the answer.
You don't know how to pray? Put yourself in the presence of God, and as soon as you have said, 'Lord, I don't know how to pray!' you can be sure you have already begun.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward finding the answer.
Always respond to every impulse to pray.
The impulse to pray may come when you are reading or when you are battling with a text. I would make an absolute law of this: always obey such an impulse.
The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, buy unoffered prayer.
Fools! You think of "god" as a sentient being.
God is the word used to represent a force. This force created nothing, it just helps things along. It does not answer prayers, although it may make you think of a way to solve a problem. It has the power to influence you, but not decide for you.
What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked god for yesterday.
God has not always answered my prayers.
If He had, I would have married the wrong man -- several times!
When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles, When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devils shouts for joy.
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.
Intelligence is knowing the right answer. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.
God sometimes answers our prayers by giving us what we would have asked for had we known what He knows.
Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend.
Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.
One judge is coughing his life out into bloody handkerchiefs and the other is burying his wife, and you think this is how God answers your prayers?
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
I've often thought, I'm nobody. Why would God answer my prayer? But God's not impressed by eloquence; he's impressed by our longing for him.
I think Christians fail so often to get answers to their prayers because they do not wait long enough on God. They just drop down and say a few words, and then jump up and forget it and expect God to answer them. Such praying always reminds me of the small boy ringing his neighbor's door-bell, and then running away as fast as he can go.
Listen, my friend! Your helplessness is your best prayer.
It calls from your heart to the heart of God with greater effect than all your uttered pleas. He hears it from the very moment that you are seized with helplessness, and He becomes actively engaged at once in hearing and answering the prayer of your helplessness.
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
Prayer is not a discourse. It is a form of life, the life with God. That is why it is not confined to the moment of verbal statement.
I believe God has heard my prayers. He will make it manifest in His own good time that He has heard me. I have recorded my petitions that when God has answered them, His name will be glorified.
The reason why we obtain no more in prayer is because we expect no more.
God usually answers us according to our own hearts.
God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you too.
I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered.
God wants us to seek Him more than anything else, even more than we seek answers to prayer. When we come to God in prayer, sometimes our hearts are so full of what we want that we leave God out. Our minds become consumed with the gift rather than the giver.
Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer.
Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.
It is not sufficient to pray diligently for guidance, but this prayer must be followed by meditation as to the best methods of action and then action itself... because prayers can only be answered through action and if someone's action is wrong, God can use that method of showing the pathway which is right.
God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede.
God is waiting to be put to the test by His people in prayer.
He delights in being put to the test on His promises. It is His highest pleasure to answer prayer, to prove the reliability of His promises.
Remember that God, during your prayers, is watching for your affirmative answer to the question which He is inwardly asking you: 'Do you believe I am able to do this?' To which question you must from the depth of your heart reply, 'Yes, Lord'
Pray the largest prayers. You cannot think a prayer so large that God, in answering it, will not wish you had made it larger. Pray not for crutches but for wings.