“This happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him” (John 9:3).
“Sometime the purpose of prayer is to get us out of circumstances, but more often than not, the purpose of prayer is to get us through them. I’m certainly not suggesting we shouldn’t pray deliverance prayers, but there are times we need to pray prevailing prayers. We need to ask God to give us the grace to sustain, the strength to stand firm, and the willpower to keep on keeping on” (p34).
“We’re so focused on God changing our circumstances that we never allow God to change us!” (p35)
“And I’m convinced that the day will come when we thank God for the prayers He did not answer as much as the ones He did because he had a better answer. And the best answer is very rarely what is most convenient or comfortable for us. The best answer is always what brings God the most glory!” (p35)
“The primary purpose of prayer is not to change circumstances; the primary purpose of prayer is to change us!” (p36)