II Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
S.D. Gordon: " The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean people who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor yet those who can explain about prayer; but I mean those who take time to pray. They have not time. It must be taken from something else. This something else is important, very important, and pressing, but still less important and less pressing than prayer."
Oswald Chambers: "Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work."
Joni Erickson Tada: " Frankly, the only way you and I can develop a real appreciation for prayer is to pray. Prayer itself is an art which only the Holy Spirit can teach. Pray for prayer. Pray to be helped in prayer. Pray until you appreciate prayer.
Like art, like music, like so many other disciplines, prayer can only be appreciated when you actually spend time in it. Spending time with the Master will elevate your thinking. The more you pray, the more will be revealed. You will understand. You will smile and nod your head as you identify with others who fight long battles and find great joy on their knees.
You will appreciate not only the greatness of prayer, but the greatness of God."
Dear God, Help me to be a woman on my knees. Now as in any time you need your people to pray for your people- those who are yours and those you are drawing to yourself. Heal our land. May your people, me included, change this country because we are changed into who you have destined us to be. Thank you that you hear our prayers. Amen