Did your heart make a little skip when you read Thursday’s post—about including stories about prayer in your memoir? I hope so. Such stories can be powerful for your readers.
Stories about prayer can:
- encourage readers to pray themselves,
- watch for God’s answers,
- enrich their relationship with God in infinite, eternal ways,
- and change their lives!
Stories that include prayer don’t need to be stodgy. Or stuffy. Or boring.
They can include humor, suspense, play, adventure, joy, drama, science, and all kinds of lively, fascinating, exciting stuff.
The following quotes will bless you and, I hope, inspire you to write those stories that include something about prayer.
“Prayer is … putting oneself in the hands of God … and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” Mother Teresa
“It is impossible to carry on your life as a disciple without definite times of secret prayer. Prayer is not simply getting things from God—that is only the most elementary kind of prayer. Prayer is coming into perfect fellowship and oneness with God.” Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest
“Prayer is the heart of fellowship with God. In it we open our total self to God in adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. Prayer is communion with God in which He speaks to us through the thoughts engendered in our minds and the decisions of our wills. How wonderful: we can share life with the Lord and Creator of the universe!” Lloyd John Ogilvie, God’s Best for My Life
Teaching kids, grandkids, and others about prayer
is one of the most important things you can do.
Your prayers, and your memoir, can outlive your life.
And there you have it—your Tuesday Tidbit.