On Breathing Little Prayers

“Think what it would mean to have every word that passes our lips winged and blessed with prayer—always to breathe a little prayer before we speak, as we speak. This would put heavenly sweetness into all our speech! It would make all our words kindly, loving, inspiring words—words that would edify and minister grace to those who hear.”

“Think of a woman amid her household cares—taking everything to God for His blessing, for His approval, for His direction. These are not by any means impossible suppositions. Indeed, this is the way a Christian is to live, should always live—doing all in the name of the Lord Jesus!”

J.R. Miller

On Meeting God in the Domestic Tasks -A.W. Pink

“Intimate fellowship with God can be enjoyed not only by one in the cloister but by the housewife while engaged in her domestic tasks and by her husband as he works for his daily bread. God graciously communes with each of His people while they are about their secular duties as there are discharged in obedience to Him.”

A.W. Pink, Gleanings from Paul: The Prayers of the Apostle (p.313)

On Prayer and God’s Sovereignty -Jerry Bridges-

“Prayer assumes the sovereignty of God. If God is not sovereign, we have no assurance that He is able to answer our prayers. Our prayers would become nothing more than wishes. But while God’s sovereignty, along with His wisdom and love, is the foundation of our trust in Him, prayer is the expression of trust.”

Jerry Bridges, Trusting God; Even When Life Hurts (p.113)

On Exercising our Faith -Isaac Watts-

“In pleading also we are required to exercise faith in the promises of the gospel, faith in the name of Christ Jesus our Mediator, and faith in the mercies of our God according to the revelations he has made of himself in His Word. We are called to believe that He is a rewarder of all who diligently seek him (Heb.11:6); that he is a God who hears prayers and will bestow upon us what we seek, so far as is necessary for his glory and our salvation. ”

Isaac Watts, A Guide to Prayer