35 Motivational Ole Hallesby Quotes For Success In Life

Ole Kristian Hallesby was a conservative, Norwegian Lutheran theologian, author, and educator. This Ole Hallesby quotes will motivate you.

Best Ole Hallesby Quotes

  1. Listen, my friend! Your helplessness is your best prayer. It calls from your heart to the heart of God with greater effect than all your uttered pleas. He hears it from the very moment that you are seized with helplessness, and He becomes actively engaged at once in hearing and answering the prayer of your helplessness.~ Ole Hallesby
  2. The Spirit of prayer makes us so intimate with God that we scarcely pass through an experience before we speak to Him about it, either in supplication, in sighing, in pouring out our woes before Him, in fervent requests, or in thanksgiving and adoration.~ Ole Hallesby
  3. To pray is to let God into our lives. He knocks and seeks admittance, not only in the solemn hours of secret prayer. He knocks in the midst of your daily work, your daily struggles, your daily grind. That is when you need Him most.~ Ole Hallesby, Ole Hallesby quotes on prayer
  4. Prayer and helplessness are inseparable. Only he who is helpless can truly pray. Your helplessness is your best. prayer.~ Ole Hallesby
  5. Prayer is the conduit through which power from heaven is brought to earth.~ Ole Hallesby

  6. There come times when I have nothing more to tell God. If I were to continue to pray in words, I would have to repeat what I have already said. At such times it is wonderful to say to God, “May I be in Thy presence, Lord? I have nothing more to say to Thee, but I do love to be in Thy presence.”~ Ole Hallesby
  7. See to it, night and day, that you pray for your children. Then you will leave them a great legacy of answers to prayer, which will follow them all the days of their life. Then you may calmly and with a good conscience depart from them, even though you may not leave them a great deal of material wealth.~ Ole Hallesby
  8. Notice carefully every word here. It is not our prayer that draws Jesus into our hearts. Nor is it our prayer that moves Jesus to come into us. All He needs is access. He enters in of His own accord because He desires to come in. To pray is nothing more involved than to let Jesus into our needs, and permitting Him to exercise His own power in dealing with them. And that requires no strength. It is only a question of our wills. Will we give Jesus access to our needs? ~ Ole Hallesby
  9. Our prayer life will become restful when it really dawns upon us that we have done all we are supposed to do when we have spoken to Him about it. From the moment we have left it with Him, it is His responsibility.~ Ole Hallesby
  10. We need to learn to know Him so well that we feel safe when we have left our difficulties with Him. To know in that way is a prerequisite of all true prayer.~ Ole Hallesby

  11. Be sure to remember that nothing in your daily life is so insignificant and so inconsequential that the Lord will not help you by answering your prayer.~ Ole Hallesby
  12. Begin to realize more and more that prayer is the most important thing you do. You can use your time to no better advantage than to pray whenever you have an opportunity to do so, either alone or with others; while at work, while at rest, or while walking down the street. Anywhere!~ Ole Hallesby
  13. It is God’s will not only to hear our prayer but to give us the best and the richest answer which He, the almighty and omniscient God, can devise. He will send us the answer when it will benefit us and His cause the most.~ Ole Hallesby
  14. Only he who is helpless can truly pray. ~ Ole Hallesby

  15. Jesus is not made of stone. He is moved to happiness every time He sees that you appreciate what He has done for you. Grip His pierced hand and say to Him, “I thank Thee, Savior, because Thou hast died for me.” Thank Him likewise for all the other blessings He has showered upon you from day today.~ Ole Hallesby
  16. The more helpless you are, the better you are fitted to pray, and the more answers to prayer you will experience.~ Ole Hallesby
  17. To pray is nothing more involved than to open the door, giving Jesus access to our needs and permitting Him to exercise His own power in dealing with them.~ Ole Hallesby
  18. The secret prayer chamber is a bloody battleground. Here violent and decisive battles are fought out. Here the fate of souls for time and eternity is determined, inquietude, and solitude.~ Ole Hallesby
  19. A humble and contrite heart knows that it can merit nothing before God and that all that is necessary is to be reconciled to one’s helplessness and let our holy and almighty God care for us, just as an infant surrenders himself to his mother’s care.~ Ole Hallesby
  20. My praying friend, continue to make known your desires to God in all things. … Let Him decide whether you are to receive what you ask for or not.~ Ole Hallesby

  21. Pray a little each day in a childlike way for the Spirit of prayer. If you feel that you know, as yet, very little concerning the deep things of prayer and what prayer really is, then pray for the Spirit of prayer. There is nothing He would rather do than unveil to you the grace of prayer.~ Ole Hallesby
  22. Helplessness is your best prayer. It calls from your heart to the heart of God with greater effect than all your uttered pleas.~ Ole Hallesby
  23. Prayer brings a good spirit in our homes. For God hears prayer. Heaven itself would come down to our homes. And even though we who constitute the home all have our imperfections and our failings, our home would, through God’s answer to prayer, become a little paradise.~ Ole Hallesby
  24. Prayer is something deeper than words. It is present in the soul before it has been formulated in words. And it abides in the soul after the last words of prayer have passed over our lips.~ Ole Hallesby
  25. It is only when we pray for something according to the will of God that we have the promise of being heard and answered.~ Ole Hallesby

  26. “As impossible as it is for us to take a breath in the morning large enough to last us until noon, so impossible is it to pray in the morning in such a way as to last us until noon. Let your prayers ascend to Him constantly, audibly or silently, as circumstances throughout the day permit.” ~ Ole Hallesby
  27. “God alone fully understands what each one of us needs; we make mistakes continually and pray for things which would be harmful to us if we received them. Afterward, we see our mistakes and realize that God is good and wise in not giving us these things, even though we plead ever so earnestly for them.” ~ Ole Hallesby
  28. “Without faith, there can be no prayer, no matter how great our helplessness may be. Helplessness united with faith produces prayer.” ~ Ole Hallesby
  29. “To pray is to let Jesus come into our hearts.” ~ Ole Hallesby

  30. “Prayer is a condition of mind, an attitude of heart, which God recognizes as prayer whether it manifests itself in quiet thinking, in sighing or inaudible words.” ~ Ole Hallesby
  31. “The purpose of fasting is to loosen to some degree the ties which bind us to the world of material things and our surroundings as a whole, in order that we may concentrate all our spiritual powers upon the unseen and eternal things.” ~ Ole Hallesby
  32. “Helplessness is the real secret and the impelling power of prayer.” ~ Ole Hallesby, Ole Hallesby quotes on helplessness
  33. “It is not necessary to maintain a conversation when we are in the presence of God. We can come into His presence and rest our weary souls in quiet contemplation of Him. Our groanings, which cannot be uttered, rise to Him, and tell Him better than words how dependent we are upon Him.” ~ Ole Hallesby
  34. “Nothing means so much to our daily prayer life as to pray in the name of Jesus. If we fail to do this, our prayer life will either die from discouragement and despair or become simply a duty which we feel we must perform.” ~ Ole Hallesby
  35. “When we go to our meeting with God, we should go like a patient to his doctor, first to be thoroughly examined and afterward to be treated for our ailment. Then something will happen when you pray.” ~ Ole Hallesby

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