Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Praying And Using Imagination!

Prayer is extremely important in the life of the believer.  Prayer should be the atmosphere that a child of God habitually lives in.  Prayer is like breathing air—without prayer the believer dies a slow spiritual death of spiritual suffocation from emptiness and meaningless.  When Paul was converted the Lord spoke to Ananias and told him to go to where Paul was located, and the Scripture simply says, “Behold he prayeth.”  Acts 9:11.

 Here are a few quotes on the importance of prayer.

 Worship and intercession must go together, the one is impossible without the other. Intercession means that we rouse ourselves up to get the mind of Christ about the one for whom we pray. Too often instead of worshipping God, we construct statements as to how prayer works. Are we worshipping or are we in dispute with God ‘I don't see how You are going to do it.' This is a sure sign that we are not worshipping.” – Oswald Chambers

Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” – D.L. Moody

Intercessory prayer might be defined as loving our neighbor on our knees.” – Charles Brent

Our praying, however, needs to be pressed and pursued with an energy that never tires, a persistency which will not be denied, and a courage which never fails.” – E.M. Bounds

When I pray I use my imagination. I see myself sitting in heavenly places as the Apostle Paul tells us in Ehpesians 2:6.  I trust that this brief message here on using imagination in prayer was helpful for you. God bless you as you enter into the holy of holies and intercede on behalf of yourself and others.


Rick Wagner said...

Great insights Pastor! Those quotes are also searching and inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these quotes on prayer Pastor. I was feeling hollow this morning. When I read these quotes the gates opened up, I felt once again in touch with the Lord and spiritually alive. Once again I was reminded "my feelings have nothing to do wit my faith"! God Bless you
Marlene Marlowe, February 8, 2014