Quotes by Bill Hybels

Bill Hybels

Bill Hybels

American church figure and author

Alive from: 1951-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Don't let your prayers turn into a wish list for Santa Claus. Worship God and praise him when you come to him in prayer.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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    God doesn't want us to pile up impressive phrases. He doesn't want us to use words without thinking about their meaning. He wants us to talk to him as to a friend or father - authentically, reverently, personally, earnestly.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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    God is committed to developing a people who will reflect his character in this world, and his character always expresses concern and compassion for the afflicted.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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    God is no more intimidated by childish demands for instant gratification than are wise parents.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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    God is righteous and just, holy and tender, responsive and sympathetic. He is willing--anxious even--to hear from you. Moreover, he is willing to act on your behalf.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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    God isn't interested in stock phrases. Talk to him. Talk to the Father sincerely.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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    God-honoring prayers are not simply shopping lists. They are more than cries for help, strength, mercy and miracles. Authentic prayer should include worship, submission, requests, and confessions.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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    He's dangerous because when God talks to him Bob will do whatever God asks him to do at great cost, even if no one agrees, if it's contrary to the way the stream is going, if Bob feels God is in it he will do it.
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    How do you pray a prayer so filled with faith that it can move a mountain? By shifting your focus from the size of your mountain to the sufficiency of the Mountain Mover and then stepping forward in obedience.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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    How would you feel if your prayer requests were made public, displayed on a billboard or marquee? Dear Lord, make me famous. Make me rich.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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    I can write about prayer, you can read about prayer...but sooner or later you have to fall to your knees and just plain pray. Then, and only then, will you begin to operate in the vein of God's miracle-working ways.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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    I sometimes wonder if my requests are legitimate. So I'm honest with God. I say, Lord, I don't know if I have the right to ask for this. I don't know how I should pray about it. But I hand it over to your now, and if you'll tell me how to pray, I'll pray your way.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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    If Christ's followers aren't growing, it is because they are not making a habit of evaluating their lives. They don't step back and ask, What's working and what's not working?
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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    If the disciples were capable of making wrong requests - requests that were self-serving, patently materialistic, shortsighted or immature - I feel sure that we are too. Fortunately God loves us too much to say yes to inappropriate requests.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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    If the request is wrong, God says, No. If the timing is wrong, God says, Slow. If you are wrong, God says, Grow. But if the request is right, the timing is right and you are right, God says, Go!
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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