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Oswald Chambers
(1874 - 1917)
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We look upon prayer as a means of getting things for ourselves; The Bible idea of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
The whole meaning of prayer is that we may know God.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
The purpose of prayer is to reveal the presence of God equally present, all the time, in every condition.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Every time we pray our horizon is altered, our attitude to things is altered, not sometimes but every time, and the amazing thing is that we don't pray more.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
It is not so true that "prayer changes things" as that prayer changes me and I change things. God has so constituted things that prayer on the basis of Redemption alters the way in which a man looks at things. Prayer is not a question of altering things externally, but of working wonders in a man's disposition.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
It is impossible to conduct your life as a disciple without definite times of secret prayer.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Get into the habit of dealing with God about everything. Unless in the first waking moment of the day you learn to fling the door wide back and let God in, you will work on a wrong level all day; but swing the door wide open and pray to your Father in secret, and every public thing will be stamped with the presence of God.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
It is by no haphazard chance that in every age men have risen early to pray. The first thing that marks decline in spiritual life is our relationship to the early morning.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
If you have ever prayed in the dawn you will ask yourself why you were so foolish as not to do it always: it is difficult to get into communion with God in the midst of the hurly-burly of the day.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
When a man is at his wits' end it is not a cowardly thing to pray, it is the only way he can get in touch with Reality.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Do not have as your motive the desire to be known as a praying man. Get an inner chamber in which to pray where no one knows you are praying, shut the door, and talk to God in secret.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
There is no need to get to a place of prayer; pray wherever you are.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
We pray pious blether, our will is not in it, and then we say God does not answer; we never asked Him for anything. Asking means that our wills are in what we ask.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
If we rely on the Holy Spirit, we shall find that our prayers become more and more inarticulate; and when they are inarticulate, reverence grows deeper and deeper.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Prayer is not only asking, it is an attitude of heart that produces an atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural, and Jesus says, "every one that asketh receiveth."
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
We pray pious blether, our will is not in it, and then we say God does not answer; we never asked Him for anything. Asking means that our wills are in what we ask.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
We look upon prayer as a means of getting things for ourselves; The Bible idea of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Intercessory prayer for one who is sinning prevails. God says so! The will of the man prayed for does not come into question at all, he is connected with God by prayer, and prayer on the basis of the Redemption sets the connection working and God gives life.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
The whole meaning of prayer is that we may know God.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Watch your motive before God; have no other motive in prayer than to know Him.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
God does not exist to answer our prayers, but by our prayers we come to discern the mind of God.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Prayer is often a temptation to bank on a miracle of God instead of on a moral issue, i.e., it is much easier to ask God to do my work than it is to do it myself. Until we are disciplined properly, we will always be inclined to bank on God's miracles and refuse to do the moral thing ourselves. It is our job, and it will never be done unless we do it.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Whenever the insistence is on the point that God answers prayer, we are off the track. The meaning of prayer is that we get hold of God, not of the answer.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Our understanding of God is the answer to prayer; getting things from God is God's indulgence of us. When God stops giving us things, He brings us into the place where we can begin to understand Him.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
If God sees that my spiritual life will be furthered by giving the things for which I ask, then He will give them, but that is not the end of prayer. The end of prayer is that I come to know God Himself.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
You say, "But He has not answered." He has, He is so near to you that His silence is the answer. His silence is big with terrific meaning that you cannot understand yet, but presently you will.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
When we pray "in the Name of Jesus" the answers are in accordance with His nature, and if we think our prayers are unanswered it is because we are not interpreting the answer along this line.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
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.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Pray because you have a Father, not because it quietens you, and give Him time to answer.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
We impoverish God in our minds when we say there must be answers to our prayers on the material plane; the biggest answers to our prayers are in the realm of the unseen.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Our Lord never referred to unanswered prayer; he taught that prayers are always answered. He ever implied that prayers were answered rightly because of the Heavenly Father's wisdom.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
The greatest answer to prayer is that I am brought into a perfect understanding with God, and that alters my view of actual things.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
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.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
One great effect of prayer is that it enables the soul to command the body. By obedience I make my body submissive to my soul, but prayer puts my soul in command of my body.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Prayer is the supreme activity of all that is noblest in our personality, and the essential nature of prayer is faith.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Prayer is not an exercise, it is the life.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Prayer is not logical, it is a mysterious moral working of the Holy Spirit.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Prayer is the evidence that I am spiritually concentrated on God.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Prayer is God's answer to our poverty, not a power we exercise to obtain an answer.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Never say you will pray about a thing; pray about it.
- Oswald Chambers | Prayer Quotes
Human nature, if it healthy, demands excitement; and if it does not obtain its thrilling excitement in the right way, it will seek it in the wrong. God never makes bloodless stoics; He makes no passionless saints.
- Oswald Chambers | Enthusiasm Quotes


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