Prayer’s Focus

From the words of American pastor and Christian teacher, Charles Stanley:  “Jesus teaches what to focus on in our prayers and encourages us to approach God with a humble heart.”

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Praying with humble heart

Focusing on God

His name, kingdom, and will

Comforting, His rod

 

Lauding His Holiness

Kneeling at Lord’s feet

“Hallowed be your name” rings

Praying on His beat

 

Praying in reverence

Submitting to God

“Your kingdom come” proclaims

Lifting sin’s facade

 

Knowing God’s way is best

Trusting faithfulness

“Your will be done” shares grace

Praying, God shall bless

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From Matthew 6:9-10:  “Pray then in this way:  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come.  Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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Be specific in your prayer life.

From Psalm 32:6:  “Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.”

Moments with God (Elfchen Series #92)

Thundering Voice

Echoing

Holy Word

Amplifying His love

Hope, grace, and peace

God

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Revealing Cosmos

Stranded

In darkness

God reveals promises

Each heavenly, shining star

Found

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Receiving Joy

Morning

Blessings awake

Landscape of grace

Responding to Creator’s peace

Prayer

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Saint Francis de Sales Quote

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Half an hour of listening is essential except when one is very busy.  Then, a full hour is needed.

From Isaiah 41:1:  “Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment.”

From 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18:  “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Devotion to Prayer (Elfchen Series #86)

Messaging

Prayer

Seeking God

Focusing on Him

Grasping His Holy text

Dependence

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Rejoicing

Prayer

Righteous faith

Praising Lord Jesus

Growing knowledge of Him

Transformation

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Rewarding

Prayer

Spirit’s interaction

Divine grace transcends

Love touches each heart

Faithfulness

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Refocusing Lens

From Philippians 4:5-6:  “ Let your gentleness be known to everyone.  The Lord is near.  Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

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Like Apostle Paul

Facing dark trials

Acts of injustice

Covering each mile

 

Never complaining

Rejoicing with joy

Each of life’s moments

Shirking evil’s ploy

 

Eyes fixed on Jesus

Refocusing lens

Worry set aside

Walking with our friend

 

Troubles fall away

Accepting Christ’s Word

Life’s highway brightens

Seeing hope, unblurred

 

Hearts and minds open

Learning more each day

Jesus strengthens us

Kneeling now, let’s pray

 

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From Philippians 4:13:  “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

With Father (Elfchen Series #83)

Speaking

Waiting

Daily prayers

Searching for answers

Responding in His time

God

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Guiding

Hurting

Life’s pitfalls

Swirling, stormy seas

Anchored by His Word

God

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Inviting

Arriving

Precious day

Heavens open up

Come, walk with me

God

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Charles Stanley Quote

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Life Paul in prison, we may go through very difficult times, but if our focus is on God, we will be content and even joyful.

From Philippians 4:5-6:  “Let your gentleness be known to everyone.  The Lord is near.  Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

Searching for Father

From Amos 5:4:  “For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel:  Seek Me and live.”

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Searching for Father

Walking stark valleys

Running through darkness

Checking back alleys

 

Seeking divine Lord

Wandering each day

Sinking, lost again

Retreating to pray

 

Finding Calvary

Kneeling at sin’s cross

Seeing scarlet stains

Witnessing God’s loss

 

Feeling Christ’s Spirit

Scanning empty tomb

Understanding now

Reaching Father’s room

 

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From Amos 5:14:  “Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, just as you have said.”