Work as if Everything Depends on God
In a letter to an aristocrat, Ignatius of Avila writes about work and human effort, saying that we should pray as if everything depends on God and then work as if nothing depends on us. We can work hard but leave the outcome of our efforts to God.
Who said work as if everything depends on you pray as if everything depends on God?
u201cWork as if everything depends on you; pray as if everything depends on God,u201d the Prophet Brigham Young taught. He also advised, u201cIt doesn’t matter whether you feel like praying; when the time comes to pray, pray.u201d
What did Jesus say about praying to God?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus advised.
What does it mean to pray about everything?
Do not be concerned about anything; instead, pray about everything, telling God what you need and thanking him for everything he has done, and you will experience God’s peace, which is beyond our comprehension.
How did St Ignatius of Loyola pray?
“Take, Lord, all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, my entire will, all that I have and all that I possess; you gave it to me; I give it back to you; do with it as you will, according to your good pleasure.”
What is the best prayer to God?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
What God says about prayer?
The Lord is near; do not be concerned about anything; instead, make your requests known to God in everything through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.u201d
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
What are the most powerful Bible verses?
My Top 10 Bible Verse Powerhouses
- 1 Corinthians 15:19. If our only hope in this life is in Christ, we will be the most miserable of all men.
- Hebrews 13:6. So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper
- I will not be afraid.”
- Matthew 6:26.
- Proverbs 3:5-6.
- 1 Corinthians 15:58.
- John 16:33.
- Matthew 6:31-33.
What does Jesus say we should pray for?
“When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come; give us daily bread; forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us; and do not lead us into temptation,” he advised.
What do you pray for in hard times?
Help me to not be afraid of the future, but to boldly trust that you are in control when my emotions run high and I don’t know what to say; and when I can’t speak and don’t know what to say, help me to “Be still, and know that you are God.” Be my comforter, healer, and bring me peace, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Can you pray about everything?
We can pray about anything and everything, as Philippians 4:6 NLT puts it: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.”
How do you pray instead of worry?
Dear God, I come before You to lay my fear and anxiety at Your feet; remind me of Your power and grace when I’m crushed by my fears and worries; fill me with Your peace as I trust in You and You alone.
How do you examen a prayer?
The Examiner of the Day
- Prepare your heart and mind by lighting a candle or taking a few deep breaths.
- Review the day with gratitude. Reflect on the events of the day, noting the joys and delights.
- Pay attention to your emotions.
- Pray for tomorrow.
What is the motto of the Jesuits?
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (Latin), which means “For the Greater Glory of God,” is the Society of Jesus’ motto.
What is the purpose of the spiritual exercises?
They were written with the goal of assisting participants in religious retreats in discerning God’s will in their lives and making a personal commitment to follow Jesus at all costs.