Sunday, September 19, 2010

When to Pray

"Whenever you have a great joy, cry, 'Lord, make this a real blessing to me.' Do not exclaim with others, 'Am I not a lucky fellow?' but say, 'Lord, give me more grace, and more gratitude, now that thou dost multiply thy favours. ' When you have got any arduous undertaking on hand or a heavy piece of business, do not touch it till you have breathed your soul out in a short prayer. When you have a difficulty before you, and you are seriously perplexed, when business has got into a tangle or a confusion which you cannot unravel or arrange, breathe a prayer. It need not occupy a minute, but it is wonderful how many snarls come loose after just a word of prayer."