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Quotes from Prayer by Richard Foster pt 2

This week I’ll be beginning a new series on Lamentations. In the meantime here are a few more quotes from Foster’s “Prayer.”

By praying we learn to pray. (13)

God creates everything out of nothing – and everything which God is to use he first reduces to nothing. (54)

Freedom is the product of discipline and commitment. (68)

We will never have time for prayer – we must make time. (74)

And while this “practice of the presence of God” is strenuous, everything else ceases to be so. …we develop intimacy by regular association. (120)

Purity of heart is to will one thing – Kierkegaard (161)

God values the ordinary. (173)

We discover God in our waiting…The waiting itself becomes prayer as we give our waiting to God. (174)

Petitionary prayer remains primary throughout our lives because we are forever dependent upon God. (179)

God’s great refusals were sometimes the true answers to our truest prayer. – PT Forsyth (182)

We assume a loving relationship by its very nature must be peaceful and harmonious [but] struggle is consistent with love (225)

God has instituted prayer so as to confer upon his creatures the dignity of being causes. – Blaise Pascal (229)

Compassion provides the environment in which authority can function. (231)


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