Saturday, December 12, 2009

Spiritual Sundays

singing birds

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
James 5:16b NLT

Commentary:Remember, the Lord will not hear thee, because of the arithmetic of thy prayers; He does not count their numbers. He will not hear thee because of the rhetoric of thy prayers; He does not care for the eloquent language in which they are conveyed. He will not listen to thee because of the geometry of thy prayers; He does not compute them by their length, or by their breadth. He will not regard thee because of the music of thy prayers; He doth not care for sweet voices, nor for harmonious periods. Neither will He look at thee because of the logic of thy prayers; because they are well arranged, and excellently comparted. But He will hear thee, and He will measure the amount of the blessing He will give thee, according to the divinity of thy prayers. If thou canst plead the person of Christ, and if the Holy Ghost inspire thee with zeal and earnestness, the blessings which thou shalt ask, shall surely come unto thee.
Charles Spurgeon quoting an unknown contemporary.

Thank you to Charlotte and Ginger for hosting Spiritual Sundays.



17 comments:

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Lisa,
Amen! Wonderful!!! and so true.Thank you for sharing
Blessings,
Sue

Charlotte said...

Good thoughts here and definitely things to consider. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Saleslady371 said...

A good reminder, Lisa. The Lord is looking for His people to come to Him in prayer just as they are! He loves us and accepts us.

Tee said...

So true, and it's a good thing or I'd be in trouble. I read recently that the most powerful prayer a person can pray is often "Help me, Jesus".

Hope you're having a fabulous Christmas season!

Hugs,
Tee

Ginger said...

This scripture is excactly why I feel the more people praying for us the better off we are.
God Bless,
Ginger

Kathy said...

I love your post, Lisa. Prayer for another is the most valuable gift you can give someone! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Merry Christmas...Kathy

A Little Of This And That said...

Prayer.... making all things possible.

sarah said...

thank God He's there in a heartbeat when we pray. No waiting to get through. Thanks for this reminder. Have a great weekend. Sarah

Debbie said...

This was a great post and a wonderful reminder of what's important when we pray...
Blessings,
Debbie

Denise said...

Awesome thoughts.

Mama Zen said...

Fabulous!

Clif said...

Great comments. Thanks for posting them for us.

Cathy said...

A great post, I love Spurgeon.

Miss Janice said...

This is so true. Thinking of praying, my mama always said that she would "call her friend Evelyn and ask that Evelyn pray for so-and-so." Mama said Miss Evelyn was THE finest Christian lady ever..." So is mama!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Lisa,
Amen! What wonderful words of wisdom quoted by a great man! Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful Sunday.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

RCUBEs said...

This verse came to mind as I was going to work last night. Found myself thanking Him at the same time, knowing that Jesus became my righteousness that made me [us] be able to approach God's throne with boldness, anytime, anywhere. Thanks be to Jesus. God bless you and have a great week ahead!

daylily777 said...

Amen ! Thank you Jesus that you have reconciled us back to God the Father . I love to read Surgeon also. Great Post.
Merry Christmas !
~Myrna

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