One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.— John Piper
Practical Prayers Not Being Answered quotations
Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions.
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.
There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude - an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God.
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.
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.
Intelligence is knowing the right answer. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.
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 can not be overcome in prayer? Answer me! What cannot be done by the hand of the Almighty? Answer me! What can be done by your feeble arms!? ANSWER ME! He can take down the iron curtain in a day, He CAN convert a nation in an hour. Call upon Him, believe Him.
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray! For prayer is a great deterrent.
Answering a student's question, 'Will the heathen who have not heard the Gospel be saved?' thus, 'It is more a question with me whether we, who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not, can be saved.
The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
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.
The reason why we obtain no more in prayer is because we expect no more.
God usually answers us according to our own hearts.
Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more essential and yet more neglected than prayer.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward finding the answer.
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.
Ask and it shall be given you; Seek and ye shall find; Knock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh, receiveth; And he that seeketh, Findeth; and to him that knocketh It shall be opened. Aspire not to have more, but to be more.
If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you", that will be enough.
Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
It's when things are going just right that you'd better be suspicious.
There you are, fat as can be. The whole world is yours and you're the answer to the Wright brothers' prayers. You say to yourself, nothing can go wrong ... all my trespasses are forgiven. Best you not believe it.
There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.
Prayer is when you talk to god, meditation is when god talks to you.
Sickle cell anemia made me a real angry kid.
I was angry at God. I used to sit there and pray to God, please, take this pain away. It was nothing magical happening, there was nothing there. I felt like my prayers were not being answered. It made me real moody, I had an attitude problem growing up as a young child.
The lover of silence draws close to God. He talks to Him in secret and God enlightens him.
Be sure to remember that nothing in your daily life is so insignificant and so inconsequential that the Lord will not help you by answering your prayer.
Sometimes, you just have to bow your head, say a prayer, and weather the storm.
The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.
If God were not only to hear our prayers, as he does ever and always, but to answer them as we want them answered, he would not be God our Saviour but the ministering genius of our destruction.
The third petition of the Lord's Prayer is repeated daily by millions who have not the slightest intention of letting anyone's will be done but their own.
People who complain in private want an answer. People who complain in public want an audience.
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
We lean to our own understanding, or we bank on service and do away with prayer, and consequently by succeeding in the external we fail in the eternal, because in the eternal we succeed only by prevailing prayer.
The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
If you are sick, fast and pray; if the language is hard to learn, fast and pray; if the people will not hear you, fast and pray, if you have nothing to eat, fast and pray.
Prayer can do anything that God can do.
O, do not pray for easy lives.
The story of every great Christian achievement is the history of answered prayer.