I don’t know anything about Monty Python (I know, my ignorance is showing), but this is a good illustration about how many approach God in prayer. It underlines the need to know from Scripture before we pray, and the priority of hearing God in Scripture before speaking to him in prayer.

If you look for positive, upbeat material, see Napoleon Hill’s “Thought for the Day.” I know I need all the help I can get. Hill uses general biblical principles.

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Brother Greg Wanderman makes a great application.

It happens to every homeowner. Tucked in bed, sound asleep, and you hear a noise. You get up and look around, but don’t find anything. So you go back to bed. The next day, you discover a mess somewhere, and with an “Ugh,” head to get the broom.

Be careful how you build!