Inspiration: Prayer in Action

Prayer in Action

Inspirational Quote

“I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” 

(Frederick Douglass)

The Psychology Perspective

Today’s quote is from Frederick Douglass, who was a primary source behind the abolishment of slavery. During a vacation to Washington DC last year, I became highly fascinated by the personal relationship Douglass, an astute philosopher and writer on personal freedom had with the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

The history between these two is rich, and shows how core values held between two individuals willing to work together can shape the face of a nation. In their last encounter, both men met at the White House Lawn after Lincoln’s second inauguration Douglass wrote…

When Mr. Lincoln saw me, his countenance lighted up and he said in a voice which was heard all around: ‘Here comes my friend Douglass.’

The president shook his friend’s hand. ‘I saw you in the crowd today listening to my inaugural address,’ he said. Then he asked Douglass, one of America’s finest orators, what he thought of the speech. ‘There is no man’s opinion that I value more than yours.’

Cited from (Abraham Lincoln Meets Frederick Douglass)

In today’s quote, we continue the lesson of the power prayer has when we put intent behind it. Alone, it may or may not lead to the fruition of what is asked… But then, does God exist only to be a vending machine for wishes that are unwilling to be worked for?

Frederick Douglass shaped the face of a nation by understanding that belief mixed with hard work makes reality out of what was once only dreams. I hope you enjoyed.

What motivates you? What dreams do you want to fulfill?

©2019 by Dr. Thomas Maples

4 Replies to “Inspiration: Prayer in Action”

  1. Dr. Thomas Maples – Stockton, California – Dr. Thomas Maples, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist, author, and the founder of The Stockton Therapy Network. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, he has helped many people resolve interpersonal conflict, heal from the emotional distress, and overcome mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and issues that result from personality disorders. He also specializes in helping couples resolve interpersonal problems, marital discord, and parent / child relationship conflicts by helping his clients identify the sources of relationship conflict, find areas of growth they can agree to engage, and setting a plan to enact those changes to assure relational growth. As a researcher and writer, Dr. Maples focuses on developmental, analytical, and psychoanalytic methods of psychology. Through his writings, Dr. Tom has helped countless people understand, plan, and implement effective paths to reach optimal psychological, spiritual, and physiological development. "Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams."

    I will definitely take part and thank you!!!

  2. Dr. Thomas Maples – Stockton, California – Dr. Thomas Maples, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist, author, and the founder of The Stockton Therapy Network. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, he has helped many people resolve interpersonal conflict, heal from the emotional distress, and overcome mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and issues that result from personality disorders. He also specializes in helping couples resolve interpersonal problems, marital discord, and parent / child relationship conflicts by helping his clients identify the sources of relationship conflict, find areas of growth they can agree to engage, and setting a plan to enact those changes to assure relational growth. As a researcher and writer, Dr. Maples focuses on developmental, analytical, and psychoanalytic methods of psychology. Through his writings, Dr. Tom has helped countless people understand, plan, and implement effective paths to reach optimal psychological, spiritual, and physiological development. "Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams."

    Thank you so much. I am not aware of this, but will definitely look into it.

    Tom

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