NEW “There is nothing that makes us love a man so much as praying for him.” William Law

NEW “I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach.” Charles Spurgeon

“The greatest thing anyone can do for God or man is pray.” S.D. Gordon

“Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” D. L. Moody

“Pardon for a man who is persisting in sin is impossible.” G. Campbell Morgan

“When joy and prayer are married their first born child is gratitude.” C. H. Spurgeon

“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” Oswald Chambers

“Soldier of Christ, you are in an enemy country; “Keep to the Lord’s watch.” David M’Intyre

“The angel fetched Peter out of prison, but it was prayer that fetched the angel.” Thomas Watson.

“I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it.” John Wesley

“He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life.” William Law

“Prayer is our most formidable weapon, the thing which makes all else we do efficient.” E. M. Bounds

“A vacant chamber of prayer means that a believer has gone out of business religiously.” E. M. Bounds

“It is better to be in deep dangers praying, than on high mountains of vanity playing.” Archibald Symson

“It seems God is limited by our prayer life – that He can do nothing for humanity unless someone asks Him.” John Wesley

“God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. They outlive the lives of those who uttered them.” E. M. Bounds

“There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.” Brother Lawrence

“I know of no better thermometer to your spiritual temperature than this, the measure of the intensity of your prayer.” Charles Spurgeon

“Wish is something I never use. If God wants me to have it I’ll pray for it. If He doesn’t want me to have it, I don’t want it.” A. W. Tozer

“We shall never see much change for the better in our churches in general till the prayer meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians.” Charles Spurgeon

“Jesus Christ carries on intercession for us in heaven; the Holy Ghost carries on intercession in us on earth; and we the saints have to carry on intercession for all men.” Oswald Chambers

“Prevailing prayer is that which secures an answer. Saying prayers is not offering prevailing prayer. The prevalence of prayer does not depend so much on quantity as on quality.” Charles G. Finney

“The spirit of prayer is pressing forth of the soul out of this earthly life; it is a stretching with all its desire after the life of God, to be one life, one love, one spirit with Christ in God” William Law

“A low standard of prayer means a low standard of character and a low standard of service. Those alone labor effectively among men who impetuously fling themselves upward towards God.” Charles H. Brent

“We can never expect to grow in the likeness of our Lord unless we follow His example and give more time to communion with the Father. A revival of real praying would produce a spiritual revolution.” E. M. Bounds

“Fall on your knees and grow there. There is no burden of the spirit but is lighter by kneeling under it. Prayer means not always talking to Him, but waiting before Him till the dust settles and the stream runs clear.” F. B. Meyer

“We should pray when we are in a praying mood, for it would be sinful to neglect so fair an opportunity. We should pray when we are not in a proper mood, for it would be dangerous to remain in so unhealthy a condition.” Charles Spurgeon

“No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. The pulpit can be a shop window to display one’s talents; the prayer closet allows no showing off.” Leonard Ravenhill

“The church that is not jealously protected by mighty intercession and sacrificial labors will before long become the abode of every evil bird and the hiding place for unsuspected corruption. The creeping wilderness will soon take over that church that trusts in its own strength and forgets to watch and pray.” A.W. Tozer

“I judge that my prayer is more than the devil himself; if it were otherwise, Luther would have fared differently long before this. Yet men will not see and acknowledge the great wonders or miracles God works in my behalf. If I should neglect prayer but a single day, I should lose a great deal of the fire of faith.” Martin Luther

(Preacher/Preaching/Prayer) “If some Christians that have been complaining of their ministers had said and acted less before men and had applied themselves with all their might to cry to God for their ministers—had, as it were, risen and stormed heaven with their humble, fervent and incessant prayers for them—they would have been much more in the way of success.” Jonathan Edwards

(Prayer/Preachers and Preaching) “The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, he will be in the last place the remainder of the day.” E. M. Bounds

“…it is enough for the disciple of Christ if we say that Christ in His holy gospel has made it your duty and your privilege to intercede for others. When he taught us to pray, he said, “Our Father,” and the expressions which follow are not in the singular but in the plural—”Give us this day our daily bread.” “Forgive us our debts”; “Lead us not into temptation”; evidently intending to set forth that none of us are to pray for ourselves alone…” Spurgeon

“Once when Fletcher of Madeley did not appear on time for a service, a man was sent to find the reason for delay. The messenger soon returned to say, “I came to the study door, and was arrested by the sound of voices within. It seems the minister has company, and that his friend is unwilling to come with him to church. I distinctly heard the minister say, ‘If thou wilt go with me, I will go. But if thou wilt not go, neither will I.’ The people waited, and their testimony was that the minister’s Friend truly came with him to church that morning.”

“There is no power like that of prevailing prayer – of Abraham pleading for Sodom, Jacob wrestling in the stillness of the night, Moses standing in the breach, Hannah intoxicated with sorrow, David heartbroken with remorse and grief, Jesus in sweat and blood. Add to this list from the records of the church your personal observation and experience, and always there is cost of passion unto blood. Such prayer prevails. It turns ordinary mortals into men of power. It brings power. It brings fire. It brings rain. It brings life. It brings God.” Samuel Chadwick

“Dr. Tozer told me as a mature man in his sixties that there where times when he lay on the rug for an hour, two hours, three hours, four hours and never uttered a word of prayer, and never uttered a word of praise. He said, “I’m lost in adoration, I see Him in His glory, in His majesty, in His beauty. I can hear those holy beings crying, ‘Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord.’” And he said, “I’m silent in adoration before Him. I had no language, it is beggered.” And he had a vocabulary as good as any man I know, and he had read more of the mystics, I think, than any man I know, and he had some of the closest encounters to God of any man I know.” Leonard Ravenhill, sermon, No Kiss

(Preacher/Preaching/Prayer) “This perpetual hurry of business and company ruins me in soul if not in body. More solitude and earlier hours! I suspect I have been allotting habitually too little time to religious exercises, as private devotion and religious meditation, Scripture-reading, etc. Hence I am lean and cold and hard. I had better allot two hours or an hour and a half daily. I have been keeping too late hours, and hence have had but a hurried half hour in a morning to myself. Surely the experience of all good men confirms the proposition that without a due measure of private devotions the soul will grow lean. But all may be done through prayer—almighty prayer, I am ready to say—and why not? For that it is almighty is only through the gracious ordination of the God of love and truth. O then, pray, pray, pray!” William Wilberforce

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