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107 Metaphors for  prayers

107 Metaphors for prayers

Indeed, as the highest poetry (in Milton, for instance) blossoms into prayer, so the truest prayer, often by insensible gradation, becomes poetry.

This prayer becomes the plot line of the Odyssey.

Prayer is an acknowledgement that we are not in ultimate control of our lives or of our world.

Prayer for the Week: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

The new moon prayers are mere matters of tradition; 'our fathers did it before us.'

"I certainly do not pretend," said he, "that prayer is a mechanical method of getting things; it isn't a substitute for effort and action.

The Lord's Prayer is no longer a standard feature of life in the public school.

Mommsen, comparing the Greek and the Roman, says that when the former worshiped he raised his eyes to heaven, for his prayer was contemplation, while the latter veiled his head, for his was reflection.

As the old hymn says 'Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, The Christian's native air.'

Prayer is an intimate union with God, but a soul resting in sin can have no intimate union with God; there can be no intimate union between light and darkness, between sanctity and sin, between good and evil; in a word, between Christ and Belial.

That prayer was answeredif we are to believe the records of Norman, not English, monks in England after the Conquest, by the speedy extinction of the most guilty families among the Norman conquerors.

He stated that the amendment schedule of the Senate item two talked about restructuring and devolution of powers which, he said was their prayer seven in our originating summon already in court.

she said to herself: "prayer is my only offering; one that I am now about to present.

It seemed that all evidence of what his own perseverance, the devotion of his officers, and the gallantry of his crew, had accomplished for the honour of their common country, would in a few brief moments be the prey of the rapid, the spoil of the deep; and yet, while many a heart sent up its voiceless prayer to HIM, whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save, believing that prayer to be their lastnot a cheek blanchednot an eye quailed!

Perhaps some of us struggle to really believe in the power of prayer because prayer, itself, is a mystery.

And yet we have; these scanty prayers Yield gold without alloy: O God!

And he built himself a hut, and fasted forty days and forty nights; for he said 'Until the Lord God look upon me mercifully, prayer shall be my meat and my drink.'

Prayer is the true World-Power.

O may her prayers be answered!Another week gone; a week of mercy, warning, blessing, inward exercise, and peace.

The Prayer of Moses the man of Godwhich is our 90th Psalm, our burial Psalm.

And the prayer she says when she goes to bed would be just the nice little prayer a child would say, an Our Father or a Hail Mary, whatever it might be.

I believe that then the prayer which the Bishop of St. Andrews offered up would he the earlier accomplished, namely, that the Episcopal Churches might become Reformed, and the Reformed Churches become Episcopal.

The true answer is, prayer is an idea, and 'ens spirituale', out of the cognizance of the understanding.

She declares that prayer is the gate through which the Lord bestows upon her His favors; and it is only through this that any comfort comes.

The prayer of the Buddhist was a yearning for deliverance from sorrow, a hope of final rest; but this was not to be attained until desires and passions were utterly suppressed in the soul, which could be effected only by prayer, devout meditations, and a rigorous self-discipline.

Much of the religion of the fellah consists in prostrations, and his spontaneous prayers are usually invocations to dead men, as we see with Nile boatmen and other labourers; when in a fatiguing work, they call on the 'Lord Hosseen or Zeid,' &c. to 'stretch out a hand and help.'

Common Prayer not Common Sense, in several Places of the Portugueze, Spanish, Italian, French, Latin, and Greek Translations of the English Liturgy; Being a Specimen of the Manifold Omissions, &c. in all, or most of the said Translations, some of which were printed at Oxford, and the rest at Cambridge, or London, 1722.

"Prayer is the only weapon becoming peaceful citizens."

III THE LORD'S PRAYER The Lord's Prayer is a very intimate whispering of the soul with God.

The three daily prayers in Judaism are Shaharit (Shacharit) for morning prayer, Minha (Mincha) for afternoon prayer and Arvit or Maariv for evening prayer.

But to Alice and Gwendolen prayers were a weariness and an exasperation.

Like the Roman catholics, they had rosaries, containing 108 beads, and their prayer is, Hom-Mani-Pema- Hum.

Prayer is our strength, our safety; and when we ask the aid of God with all our hearts, we shall never ask in vain, you may be sure."

Prayer is the life of my soul, and the delight of my heart; yet I have to mourn over my weakness in consenting to conversation, which some may think very proper; but which does not tend to edification.

Prayer is a sort of instinct with me, and all the reasoning in the world couldn't make me cast myself out of communion with the unknown something

Prayer became a perpetual delight.

It seemed that all evidence of what his own perseverance, the devotion of his officers, and the gallantry of his crew, had accomplished for the honour of their common country, would in a few brief moments be the prey of the rapid, the spoil of the deep; and yet, while many a heart sent up its voiceless prayer to HIM, whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save, believing that prayer to be their lastnot a cheek blanchednot an eye quailed!

Prayer is the weary soul of Herod's dancer, Dancing before blind kings without applause.

Prayer is an arrow wing'd with love, And urg'd by mercy on Which by "the arm of Faith" is driv'n Up through the starry vault of heav'n, And scales "the Eternal's throne.

The prayer of the petition is: "Petition to the House of Assembly.

Prayer is a conversation with God, but a soul loving sin cannot converse with God; "Peccatores Deus non audit" (St. John, ix. 31).

The first Islamic prayers were due to be held Friday in the former monastery of Christ the Saviour in Chora, another Byzantine era church in Istanbul that was formally converted to a mosque from a museum this year.

Worldly people sayand say openly, just nowthat this prayer is all a dream.

I don't mind telling you this, that my prayers are an attempt to put myself in touch with the Spirit of God.

Prayer was to him a living fact and power, and some of his words about it are among the noblest ever written.

The "Universal Prayer" is a devotional outpouring of a truly poetical soul, with as much new imagery as the subject would admit; and if scriptural poems be estimated in the ratio of scriptural sermons, the merit of the former is of the first order.

Prayer is an expression of the power of feeling, a dialogue of man with his own heart.

"A Child's Prayer," by the Ettrick Shepherd, is a sweet and simple hymn of praise.

These prayers are merely the word Pacaupa, repeated 104 times over.

Prayers on Sunday are a much finer and larger ceremonial than they are on week-days.

Instead, the Pope explains, the prayer of the Psalms are a fundamental reality of life, because the reference to the absolute, the transcendent, which the spiritual masters call the holy fear of God, makes us completely human.

The entire prayer was "Hail Mary, full of grace."

And who has penetrated so deeply into the ways of the soul, that he dare deny that prayer is the wings that bear thee to that sphere of inspiration whence God will extend to thee the olive-branch of help and grace?

This is an illustration of how unanswered prayers can actually be God's mercy protecting us from failure.

Nearly all the prayers of this kind are the products of the Church during the storms of early heresy against the divinity, nature or personality of Christ.

" "Then with you prayer isn't a process of asking?"

Of course, great temptations attend its opposite; and the wise man's prayer will be what it was long ago,"Give me neither poverty nor riches."

The afternoon prayer, when the sun is near the horizon that the shadow of a perpendicular object is twice it's length; 4th.

His prayers were sweet meditations and his sermon a lecture.

Frequently afterward did he say to me, in substance, "Prayer is the key to God's treasury.

At the same time we think that these prayers are also sacramentals, since they are official prayers of the Church.

Prayer is the sound to which not merely is the ear of the Father open, but for which that ear is listening.

Then their acts were prayers; now their prayers are acts; but the form remains the same.

Prayer is an expression of the power of feeling, a dialogue of man with his own heart.

It may be again, that this is impossible to man; that prayer is the only refuge against that Walpurgis-dance of the witches and the fiends, which will, at hapless moments, whirl unbidden through a mortal brain: but Elsley did not pray.

Hesiodi Fragmenta, Lipsiae 1840, p. 371] Let youth in deeds, in counsel man engage; Prayer is the proper duty of old age.

"Prayer is a topic that can quickly turn treacly, but the reader needn't fear that in Lamott's irreverent hands."

Every prayer which causes another to suffer is an impiety."

I needed God as I had never needed Him before, but my regimented prayers were puny containers for my anguish.

His prayer was grantedand still he was a power!

How well I recall the same drive and a similar service early in September of 1876, when prayer was my theme!

Do not such persons know that, as respects united worship, their own prayers are, to all intents and purposes, a formulary to their listeners, with the disadvantage of being received without preparation or direction to the mind?nay, too often substituting a critical and prurient curiosity for humble and intelligent prayer?

Mere petitionary prayer without meditation is a body without a soul, and is powerless to lift the mind and heart above sin and affliction.

The prayer of the Buddhist was a yearning for deliverance from sorrow, a hope of final rest; but this was not to be attained until desires and passions were utterly suppressed in the soul, which could be effected only by prayer, devout meditations, and a rigorous self-discipline.

A certain prayer out of the later portion of the romance was, as is well known, a favourite with Charles I in the days of his misfortune, but the controversial use made of the fact by Milton it is happily possible to pass over in silence.

"I don't see things as you do, and, besides, 'the prayers of the wicked are an abomination unto the Lord;' you see, I know that much about the Bible, Miss Marvin!"

The prayer that was addressed to the lady of Puritan Grange became the subject of much debate of great consideration, and I may say also of lengthened prayer.

His prayer to the Virgin, when he left for Syria, was: Que j'aime la plus belle, Et sois le plus vaillant!

Prayer was an impossibility to her.

I suppose prayers are a good thing," she added, seating herself wearily; "but if one must have so many of them, one must get about them early.

Prayer for the success of attempted adultery is a contradiction in terms.

The guests were invited, the furmenty set forth; and now came the clergyman of the parish to say prayers; but whilst he spoke he recognised Oluf and Agda, and the prayer became a curse upon the two.

Private prayer in reopened places of worship is moment of grace

So she was driven to be very religious; but prayers are cold comfort for the want of a bouncing family."

It was clear he wished this prayer to be a weekly institution, and an institution it became.

* * * * * Memorize: Prayer is the dew of faith, Its raindrop, night and day, That guards its vital power from death When cherished hopes decay, And keeps it mid this changeful scene,

Cordial prayer is mental virtue; Christian virtue is spiritual action.

The prayer o' the poor is wid ye for evermore.

This all my prayer shall be, More love, O Christ, to Thee!

This is a remarkable deliverance for a day when two-hour prayers were the rule, and from a man who, his biographer tells us, "had a singular good gift in prayer."

His garters then did duty as handcuffs: and with the aid of a brawny aide-de-camp (one such always attended him), he pinioned his victim hand and foot, and then most considerately advised him to pray for King George, observing that any prayers for his own dd popish soul would be only time lost, as his fate in every world (should there be even a thousand) was decided to all eternity for having imagined the death of so good a monarch.

Notice the full beauty and instruction of these two incidents: Little Merrill's life was saved in answer to prayer; was the means of his father's salvation, and when he in turn had grown to an age when he could learn of God, his own prayer was the means of saving his own sister's life.

If prayer is not a desire, backed up by a right human effort to bring about its efficacy, then what is it?

Prayer was another point touched upon in this last Bible-reading.

Biblical and liturgical prayers - There are lots of different lists of biblical and liturgical prayers you can add to your daily prayer routine.

You must know, Achilles, that PRAYERS are the Daughters of Jupiter.

According to the Catechism, vocal prayer is an essential element of the Christian life, Leonard said, one that leads to meditative prayer.

Prayer is the little implement Through which men reach Where presence is denied them.

Prayer can be a groan, a sigh, a dropping of a tear, a smile, an inner praise going up to God, laughter in the spirit, or an inward or audible "praise the Lord!"

Pure and simple prayer was their only form of adoration."