22 October, 2007


Our topic last night at cell group was prayer. As I was preparing the lesson, I came across these quotes on prayer and I'd like to share some of them with you...
"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." -Anselm of Canterbury

"Prayers do shape the future in ways different from what would have been the case had no prayers been uttered. And this is because of the kind of God to whom the prayers are spoken. .... God is open to taking new directions and changing courses in view of the interaction between God and people. Yet always in view will be God's salvific will for all." -Terence Fretheim

"Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees." -Victor Hugo

"Prayer puts us on the potter's wheel, reshaping us to be God's vessels. As we beg that God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven, we present ourselves to God to do it."


  1. SO now I am wondering if what Zack talked to us last night was from cell group or youth group. He is struggling to understand how if someone makes a bad choice that God didn't make them do it because God made us and knew we would make that bad choice. He is having a hard time grasping the "free will" that God has given us and just because God knows what choice we will make that doesn't mean he made the choice for us. He lets us make our own choice. It seems very clear to me but for someone reason Zack is not getting it. I told him to pray for discernment and clarity.

  2. I love the last verse- thanks for sharing that post!

  3. Good quotes - I like the 2nd one.

  4. Thanks for those Melissa. Those are good reminders and ideas.


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