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8/10 What should be our attitude in prayer?
« on: August 10, 2006, 07:01:18 AM »
What should be our attitude in prayer?

Then Eli realized it was the Lord who was calling the boy. So he said to Samuel, "Go and lie down again, and if someone calls again, say, 'Yes, Lord, your servant is listening.'" So Samuel went back to bed. And the Lord came and called as before, "Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel replied, "Yes, your servant is listening."
1 Samuel 3:8-10 NLT

Speak, Lord, in the stillness, while I wait on Thee; hushed my heart to listen in expectancy.
Speak, O blessed Master, in this quiet hour, let me see Thy face, Lord, feel Thy touch of power.
Emily May Grimes

God revealed

God revealed himself mightily to the prophet Elijah, sending fire to burn the sacrifice on Mount Carmel. But later, as Elijah moped on the mountain, the Lord taught him an important lesson. There was a wind, an earthquake, and a fire—but the Lord was not in any of these. Then came a still, small voice. That was how God chose to speak to His prophet.

The same is true today. We long for fire from heaven to silence the skeptics once and for all, but God doesn't usually work that way. Long ago He revealed Himself as a helpless baby sleeping in a dirty feed trough, and today He speaks quietly to ordinary people like you and me—if only we are still enough to listen. That is the sentiment expressed by Emily May Grimes in the words of the hymn, "Speak, Lord, in the Stillness."

From The One Year Book of Hymns (Tyndale House) entry for September 5

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

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Re: 8/10 What should be our attitude in prayer?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006, 10:29:32 AM »
I dont understand. What should our additude in prayer be? I missed that. I agree that God speaks through and to us, but the subject line lead me to think... Did i just miss it? Help?


Re: 8/10 What should be our attitude in prayer?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006, 05:32:40 PM »
the "key" is found in these particular words......listen closely might get by you again.....

In the stillness, while I wait....hushed my heart to listen

The devotion asks that you listen carefully for the voice of God's voice does not always come like thunder, wind or fire.........

Make sense now?  Hope so.

So the attitude you should have is one of quiet as to hear even the most quiet words to us....

« Last Edit: August 10, 2006, 05:34:31 PM by papa_wojo »

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Re: 8/10 What should be our attitude in prayer?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006, 12:17:03 PM »
Papa your the man, thanks for explaining that. I get it. haha You rock so much!