Friday, October 21, 2005

CQOD: 10/23/05 -- Stevens: behind it all

Christian Quotation of the Day

October 23, 2005
    If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
    -- Matthew 21:22 (NIV)

    True prayer is something more than desire. It is no mere subjective instinct, ... no blind outreach. If it met no response, no answer, it would soon be weeded out of the race. Prayer has stood the test of experience. In fact, the very desire to pray is in itself prophetic of a heavenly Friend. So this native need of the soul rose out of the divine origin of the soul, and it has steadily verified itself as a safe guide to reality. In the first instance it is not asking for anything, it is not petition; all it seeks is God Himself: Let me find Thee, let me know Thee, then I will ask of Thee.
    ... George B. Stevens

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I seek to know You in prayer.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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