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Tight Fists & Prayer

by rebeccazappasodi on January 16, 2010

“If anyone shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.”
Proverbs 21:13
R.A. Torrey in his book How to Pray says this in regards to our attitude of giving and it’s relation to prayer:
“There is perhaps no greater hindrance to prayer than stinginess, the lack of liberality toward the poor and toward God’s work. It is the one who gives generously to others who receives generously from God. ‘Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6: 38) The generous man is a mighty man of prayer. The stingy man is the powerless man of prayer…
Oh Lord may we be openhanded- looking for ways to give what you have placed in our hands. Where I am tight-fisted, reveal my attitude of greed and help break the fingers that so desperately want to cling.

Many a man and woman who is seeking to find the secret of their powerlessness in prayer need not seek far; It is nothing more nor less than downright stinginess. George Mueller was a mighty man of prayer because he was a mighty giver. What he received from God never stuck to his fingers; he immediately passed it on to others.”

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da momma January 18, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I miss you and love all your posts….I needed to have this one… I love you!


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