Prayers of Faith: On Learning to Trust God
"A powerful prayer life is available to everyone, "claims author, mother of ten (eight adopted) children. "At age 24 1 suddenly found myself deep in the jungles of Brazil, the mother of eight children (whose ages ranged from not-quite-two up to nine). But the really hard part was being married to an abusive, unfaithful missionary husband," explains Ms. Sand when describing what made her turn to prayer. "None of my academic training or experience in the church prepared me to face the rigors of jungle living under these adverse circumstances. We had no electricity for eleven of the 15 years I lived in Brazil raising my family. The missionary community was either in denial about what was happening or implied that I deserved the abuse." Discovering that God was willing to answer prayers began Ms. Sand on a wonderful odyssey of learning to trust God for the smallest details of her life in bringing up her family. In her book, Prayers of Faith: On Learning to Trust God, she points out the basic principles of prayer that anyone can use to develop a bold relationship with the Creator of the Universe.
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Page 182 - Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
Page 66 - If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.
Page 70 - Then the devil took him to the Holy City, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, 'If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, He will give his angels charge of you, and on their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.
Page 182 - I have been very zealous for the LORD God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.
Page 155 - Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
Page 108 - ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all wisdom, Who knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking ; We beseech Thee to have compassion upon our infirmities ; and those things, which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Page 155 - Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?" He will reply, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.