A friend walked up to me, “Are you going to call?” She said before she left the house, “the Lord told me to agree with you in prayer.” Because she obeyed God, I received the answer I was praying for. Thank You, Jesus!
Corrie ten Boom says, “love and obedience” in Not I, But Christ.
“But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22 (NIV)
Jesus in John 21:17, “Do you love Me?”
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Jesus in Matt 7:7
Praying in the park one morning for God’s thoughts and words to be my thoughts and words, this prayer plaque literally fell out of a nearby pine tree! Face down, complete with pine sap, only 3 squirrels jumping & running were present.
Lord Jesus, release Your faith to us, so that we don’t hold back in trusting You for everything.
Reinhold Niebuhr is known to have been the author as early as 1934 (Wikipedia).
Jesus says pray for your enemies, bless those who use you, in Luke 6:28.
For years, you used me for eye candy and flirted; I prayed God would give you the right spouse and knock down those proud walls made with good looks and money and property. Once your daughter was engaged to be married, God answered that prayer.
Matt 5:43-45, “You have heard that it has been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”
2 Timothy 2:21-25, “If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth…”