Archive for the ‘prayer’ Category

God bless every man

Who’s been faithful and true

Since the moment of his first call.

And God bless the woman

Who’s done all t’was due

To the blest Savoir of us all.

And, yet, yet, oft God,

Your mercy and your grace,

Has succored us who’ve had a fall.

– eab,  2/9/06

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“Pray without ceasing – Like a mother with a sick child;

she may do other things but here mind is on the child”

– Ken Thompson, 10/3/20005

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A Month from Matthew – 12

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  6.12

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Enemies can only limit “Public Prayer.” 

They can never control Private Prayer

– the praying that really counts

– eab, 12/9/14

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Have you noticed churches are having to increase the size of their Prayer Rooms? 

I haven’t either. 😦

Churches ARE building “Fellowship Halls” (food) and Gyms (games)

but – – – Prayer Rooms?

– eab, 12/9/14

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The more we pray, the more we want to pray. 

The less we pray, the less we want to pray. 

Honestly friend, is your prayer life Growing or Shrinking?  

– – – It IS doing one or the other!

– eab, 12/6/14

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We have a mountain in front of us *

Four thousand dollars high.

But thou dost own every fleck of gold,

Beneath the sunset sky.


We have a problem in front of us

Four thousand dollars long.

But every creature on the globe,

To You, it doth belong.


We have a mountain in front of us

Four thousand dollars wide.

But You have promised to guide us

And be ever at our side.      

– eab, 11/29/78  * God supplied this need for Christ Church, College & Academy

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John Knox died 11/24/1572, Edinburgh.  He converted to Christ under George Wishart, preached in England until Catholic Queen Mary gained the throne, thne fled to the Continent.  In 1553 he met John Calvin in Geneva, where he thoroughly studied the Presbyterian and Calvinist doctrines.  Knox returned to Scotland in 1559 and boldly preached the doctrines of the Reformation.  The following year Presbyterianism was established as the national religion.  Knox’s most notable writing is History of the Reformation of Religion within the Realm of Scotland, (born ca. 1514)                         

Personal: My first memory of hearing about Knox was when H Robb French quoted Knox praying, “Give me Scotland or I die.”

Knox quotes

You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.

No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds.  Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved.”

A man with God is always in the majority.

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Love looks beyond the faults of a Brother,

has patience with the “faultless” Brother 🙂 or :(,

and prays for the false Brother.


– eab, 10/13/14

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John Hyde “Praying Hyde” was born 11/9/1865, Carrolton, IL son of a Presbyterian minister who in public & family altar prayed God to thrust out laborers into His harvest.  John graduated from college & was elected to a faculty position there but soon resigned to enter McCormick Theological Seminary.  With a call to India he departed Oct 1892 to preach in the Punjab region.  On the way, he read a letter from a friend who said he would ask God to fill John with the Holy Spirit. Angry at the suggestion that he did not already have the Spirit, he threw it away.  However he then humbled himself and prayed to God for help.

He came to believe a thorough knowledge of God’s Word to be more important to his success as a missionary than anything else.  His ministry of prayer during the next 20 years was such that some natives referred to him as “the apostle of prayer.”  Face to face with the eternal he learned amazing lessons of prayer.  He is said to have spent 30 days and nights in prayer & other times be on his knees in deep intercession for 36 hours.  Hyde helped establish the annual Sialkote Conferences, from which thousands of missionaries & native workers returned, empowered anew and afresh for the work.  He died 2/17/1912.  

Personal Note: I would encourage readers to learn more about this holy, praying man!

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