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God is a rich and bountiful Father, and He does not forget His children, nor withhold from them anything which it would be to their advantage to receive.

God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

God is infinitely great in himself; we should recognize it in humble adoration: always good; we should acknowledge it by grateful thanksgiving: we have constant need of his blessings; it becomes us to ask them at his hand.

God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done.

God looks not at the oratory of your prayers, how elegant they may be; nor at the geometry of your prayers, how long they may be; nor at the arithmetic of your prayers, how many they may be; not at logic of your prayers, how methodical they may be; but the sincerity of them he looks at.

God may turn his ears from prattling prayers, or preaching prayers, but never from penitent, believing prayers.

God prefers bad verses recited with a pure heart to the finest verses chanted by the wicked.

God punishes us mildly by ignoring our prayers and severely by answering them.

God receives little thanks, even for his greatest gifts.

God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. They outlive the lives of those who uttered them.

God tells us to burden him with whatever burdens us.

God warms his hands at man's heart when he prays.

God's "nothings" are His most positive answers. We have to stay on God and wait. Never try to help God to fulfill His word.

God's ear lies close to the believer's lip.

God's promises are to be our pleas in prayer.

God's silences are His answers. If we only take as answers those that are visible to our senses, we are in a very elementary condition of grace.

God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.

God's willingness to answer our prayers exceeds our willingness to give good and necessary things to our children, just as far as God's ability, goodness and perfection exceed our infirmities and evil.

Good prayers never come creeping home. I am sure I shall receive either what I ask, or what I should ask.

Grant me the courage not to give up, even though I think it is hopeless.

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