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“Sweet Hour of Prayer”

A Prayer Against Injustice

“Great God of justice, grant that the dark night of injustice will give way to the dawning of a brighter day. Give thy people respite from the heat of constant battle. But never let us give up until the victory is won. Forgive us our complacency, for we will do better, or we will die. Help us to always protest against evil. But also give us the strength to produce the good. In the Name of the Name abut every name. Amen.”

Dr. Mack King Carter

“Finally, in prayer, seek God’s face, a sense of his presence and his love
on your heart (Psalm 4). Then we can know we are safe in God, come what may.”
Timothy and Kathy Keller

“In the first-place prayer, in the sense in which I am using it, means the method by which the individual makes his way to the temple of quiet within his own spirit and the activity of his spirit within its walls. Prayer is not only the participation in communication with God in the encounter of religious experience, but it is also the “readying “of the spirit for such communication. It is the total process of quieting down and to that extent must not be separated from meditation. Perhaps, as important as prayer itself, is the “readying” of the spirit for the experience.”

Howard Thurman, The Creative Encounter

“Teach us, our Father, that if we nourish within our minds and spirits those things that work against life, we shall spend our years stumbling in the darkness; that if we nourish within our minds and spirits those things that make for life, for wholeness, for truth, for love, we shall become like Thee. To become like Thee, O God, our Father, is the be-all and end-all of our desiring.”

Howard Thurman, The Growing Edge

Promises are God’s golden fruit, to be plucked by the hand of prayer.”

E.M. Bounds

“Prayer is measured, not by time, but by intensity.”

The Kneeling Christian

The best advice my mother ever gave me- don’t forget to say your prayers.”

Lori Morgan

“Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the soul to God.”

John Bunyan

“If you want to know the temperature of your spiritual life, check the thermostat setting on your prayer life.”

Tony Evans

“It’s me, it’s me, O Lord, Standin’ in the need of prayer.

Not my brother, not my sister…

Not my father, not my mother…

Not my preacher, not the deacon…

But it’s me, O Lord, Standin’ in the need of prayer.”

Traditional Negro Spiritual