When we speak about prayer we really mean a relationship we have with God through prayer. God brings grace and generosity to His relationship with us. We bring our confidence in Him. Sometimes, however, our confidence is weak or lacking. Confidence in God and how to restore it when lost is our theme this morning.

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A Christian is someone who testifies that they have come to know God through Jesus Christ.

 

Character determines how a man interprets God’s will.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)

 

Faith gives absolute power in prayer but it is also its moral condition.

Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889)

 

Faith is not pathetic sentiment but robust vigorous confidence built on the fact that God is holy love.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)

 

A human life, filled with the presence and power of God, is one of God’s choicest gifts to His church and to the world. Things, which are unseen and eternal, seem to the carnal man, distant and indistinct, while what is seen and temporal is vivid and real. Practically, any object in nature that can be seen or felt is thus more real and actual than the Living God. Every man who walks with God and finds Him a present help in every time of need; who puts His promises to the practical proof in actual experience; every believer who with the key of faith unlocks God’s treasuries, thus furnishes to the race a demonstration and an illustration of the fact that “He is, and is a Rewarder of them that diligently seek Him”

Arthur T. Pierson, Biographer of George Muller

 

The worst sin is prayerlessness. Overt sin, or crime, or the glaring inconsistencies, which often surprise us in Christian people are the effect of this, or its punishment. We are left by God for the lack of seeking Him.

P.T. Forsyth (1848-1921)

 

Thou art coming to a King, large petitions with thee bring, for His grace and power are such none can ever ask too much.

John Newton (1725-1807)