Hope To The End
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
Unanswered yet the prayer your lips have pleaded
In agony of heart these many years ?
Does faith begin to fail, is hope declining,
And think you all in vain those falling tears ?
Say not the Father has not heard your prayer;
You shall have your desire, sometime, somewhere.
Unanswered yet ? tho' when you first presented
This one petition at the Father's throne,
It seemed you could not wait the time of asking,
So anxious was your heart to have it done;
If years have passed since then, do not despair,
For God will answer you sometime, somewhere.
Unanswered yet ? But you are not unheeded;
The promises of God forever stand;
To Him our days and years alike are equal;
Have faith in God ! It is your Lord's command.
Hold on to Jacob's angel, and your prayer
Shall bring a blessing down sometime, somewhere.
Unanswered yet ? Nay, do not say unanswered,
Perhaps your part is not yet wholly done,
The work began when first your prayer was uttered,
And God will finish what He has begun.
Keep incense burning at the shrine of prayer,
And glory shall descend sometime, somewhere.
Unanswered yet ? Faith cannot be unanswered;
It's feet are firmly planted on the Rock;
Amid the wildest storms Faith stands undaunted,
Nor quails before the loudest thunder shock.
Faith knows that all Power has heard its' prayer,
And cries, "It shall be done, sometime, somewhere."
written by Ophelia Guyon Browning
on keeping on"
"Pray without ceasing" 1 Thessalonians 5: 17
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season, we shall reap, if we faint not"
[if we don't give up ]
And He spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray,
and not to faint [not to give up]
"And shall not God avenge His own elect, which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them?
I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man cometh,
shall He find Faith upon the earth ?"
Luke 18:1 and 7, 8
"shall He find Faith [people praying] on the earth ? "
"And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth:
and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake." Rev. 8: 3-5
"P-R-A-Y always.....that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass "
Longing For Love
I wanted someone to love me,
someone to hold me near
someone to protect me,
and tell me that with him, I would not have to fear.
Valentine's Day came around,
and the ads all seemed to leer,
"Get this present for the one to you that's dear!"
But then it seemed that a still, small voice
I could suddenly hear.
"I love you more than anyone ever will!"
I heard Him whisper in my ear.
"God answers Prayer"
This concerns finding Brennan Hawkins ( lost for four days in the Utah mountains ).
This is the actual quote from Brennan's Mom, Jody, when she realized that her son had been finally found:
People say that the heavens are closed, and God no longer answers prayers.
We are here to unequivocally tell you that the heavens are not closed, prayers are answered
and children come home, the boys mother, Jody Hawkins, said.
What a powerful testimony given to the public media !
More thoughts on Prayer: http://www.rfgifts.com/prayers.html
Sometimes the answer is already there
I sit in the dark wishing for a true friend,
Weeks pass by and that prayer had to end.
Next I prayed for a love of my own,
Some time goes by and I am left still alone.
I then ask God to send a miracle my way,
that wish diminished with each passing day.
I was angry at God for not answering my prayer,
That night in my dreams I was stopped by His stare.
"You hate me dear God, you turned me away!"
I then sat and listened to what God had to say.
"You wanted a friend so you got Me,
How truer to you can anyone be?
Yet instead you ignored Me and want more,
Asking for true love to appear at your door.
My child, My love for you reaches to the sky,
Yet once again you turned a blind eye.
So you wanted a miracle and what do I do?
I give you my Son who died just for you"
The tears started flowing as I heard what He said,
All these thoughts came flooding into my head.
Never alone, never unloved,
Always blessed by the One up above!
By: Kristen --Christian Chapel
Jesus Answers Prayer http://sharonbarksdaleworth.com/jesusanswers.html
What to Pray For http://hopetotheend.com/praydc.html