Quotes of wisdom from the saints of the past I pray that their lessons learned may be applied to my heart and yours, Amen.
It is wonderful the effect of a single verse of Scripture when the Spirit of God applies it to the soul. What power would come upon the soul if we would grasp a single line of Scripture and suck the honey out of it till our soul is filled with sweetness.
C. H. Spurgeon
But what does asking for the Kingdom mean? A Kingdom is the domain of a King. Praying for God’s Kingdom to come is, more than anything else, asking for His rule or governance to be released into a situation. Whether it be for a nation, a city, an organization, a home, or an individual, when we ask for the Kingdom we are saying, “God, would You come and rule in this affair?” And when God’s rule is manifested, all is well.
If a church prays in unity and are of one accord that church will never become a drifting ghost ship manned with dead man’s bones.
O Almighty God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the head corner-stone; Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made a Holy Temple acceptable unto Thee. Amen
Book of Common Prayer
When Jesus uttered the simple request to His Father, “ Thy Kingdom come,” He was not only thinking of the Messianic Kingdom, but also implied that He was inviting Him to establish His Kingdom in the hearts and lives of men.
W. Phillip Keller
God never ceases to speak to us, but the noise of the world without and the tumult of our passions within bewilder us and prevent us from listening to Him.
The sooner I forget myself in the desire that He may be glorified, the richer will the blessing be that prayer will bring to myself.
As you read through the Bible, write down in your journal every time God asks a question. As you go through your day, try to answer that question, with words and actions.
Lord, there are times when I am so busy sending panic memos off to You that I fail to discern Your voice assuring me that Your Grace is sufficient.
A. W. Tozer
They who have steeped their souls in prayer
Can every anguish calmly bear.
Richard Monckton Milnes Houghton