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The Morning I Heard the Voice of God

Our response to God in prayer can only come if He speaks. Which He does, without fail, without doubt, every day. 

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I bless the night that you were born!
May all the world that night adorn.
Maria, come, light him a flame.
Though darkness gathers, praise his Name!
John Piper, Jesus
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How many persons there are who complain that they do not enjoy prayer. They do not neglect it, for they dare not; but they would neglect it if they dared, so far are they from finding any pleasure therein…

… from this time forth you may come to look at prayer as your element, as one of the most delightful exercises of your life; if you shall come to esteem it more than your necessary food, and to value it as one of heaven’s best luxuries, surely I shall have answered a great end, and you shall have to thank God for a great blessing.

Charles Spurgeon, True Prayer - True Power!
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‎If you want to humble a man, ask him about his prayer life.
Alexander White
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Reminded tonight about the Knights and their son, Paul. Today John wrote his 500th post chronicling their journey with a disabled son. Soli deo gloria.

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Jesus is the most helpless human in history; he was completely unable to do anything on his own. He was profoundly enmeshed with the Father and dependent upon him like a child. To enter into a praying life is to enter into this heart of Jesus.
Paul Miller
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Francis Chan on the connection between prayer and action. (RSS click through to see the video)

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For in prayer there occurs a turning of the heart to he who is always ready to give if we will but take what he gives: and in that turning is the purification of the inner eye when the things we crave in the temporal world are shut out; so that the vision of the pure heart can bear the pure light that shines divinely without setting or wavering: and not only bear it, but abide in it; not only without difficulty, but even with unspeakable joy, with which the blessed life is truly and genuinely brought to fulfillment.’
Augustine
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God does not give heed to the ambitiousness of our prayers, because he is always ready to give to us his light, not a visible light but an intellectual and spiritual one: but we are not always read to receive it when we turn aside and down to other things out of a desire for temporal things.
Augustine