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Prayer Quotes – E.M. Bounds

EM Bounds Quotes

    1. A vacant chamber of prayer means that a believer has gone out of business religiously.
    2. Don’t ask someone who has a history of being negative for advice about your step of faith that doesn’t make sense.
    3. God desires to glorify His name by answering prayer.
    4. Faith thrives in an atmosphere of prayer.
    5. Painstaking care, much thought, practice and labour are required to be a skillful tradesman in praying.
    6. Prayer honors God, acknowledges His being, exalts His power, adores His providence, secures His aid.
    7. Nothing is hopeless to prayer because nothing is hopeless to God.
    8. Only divine praying can operate divine promises or carry out divine purposes.
    9. Prayer is a trade to be learned. We must be apprentices and serve our time at it.
    10. Pride infects all our prayers, no matter how well worded they may be.
    11. The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom, and fruitage in prayer.
    12. Perseverance is an essential element ment in successful praying, as in every other realm of conflict.
    13. Prayer is the child’s approach, the child’s plea, the child’s right.
    14. God’s purposes move along the pathway made by prayer to their glorious designs.
    15. He has never studied God who has not had his intellect broadened, strengthened, clarified & uplifted by prayer.
    16. The more praying there is in the world, the better the world will be; the mightier the forces against evil everywhere.
    17. Trouble and prayer are closely related. Trouble often drives men to God in prayer, while prayer is but the voice of men in trouble.
    18. Units of prayer combined, like drops of water, make an ocean which defies resistance.
    19. We can never know God as it is our privilege to know Him by brief repetitions that are requests for personal favors, and nothing more.
    20. We press our pleas because we must have them, or die.
    21. We repeat, not to count the times, but to gain the prayer.
    22. The world needs more true praying to save it from the reign and ruin of Satan.
    23. Those who know God the best are the richest and most powerful in prayer. Little acquaintance with God, and strangeness and coldness to Him, make prayer a rare and feeble thing.
    24. To be much alone with God is the secret of knowing Him and of influence with Him.
    25. Walking with God down the avenue of prayer we acquire something of His likeness, and unconsciously we become witnesses to others of His beauty and His grace.
    26. We can do nothing without prayer. All things can be done by importunate prayer. That is the teaching of Jesus Christ.
    27. 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.
    28. When trust is perfect and there is no doubt, prayer is simply the outstretched hand ready to receive. Trust perfected is prayer perfected.”
    29. Prayer is our most formidable weapon, the thing which makes all else we do efficient.
    30. Only God can move mountains, but faith & prayer can move God.
    31. Prayer must be aflame. Its ardor must consume. Prayer without fervor is as a sun without light or heat, or as a flower without beauty or fragrance. A soul devoted to God is a fervent soul, and prayer is the creature of that flame. He only can truly pray who is all aglow for holiness, for God, and for heaven.
    32. 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.
    33. We put it as our most sober judgment that the great need of the Church in this and all ages is men of such commanding faith, of such unsullied holiness, of such marked spiritual vigor and consuming zeal, that their prayers, faith, lives, and ministry will be of such a radical and aggressive form as to work spiritual revolutions which will form eras in individual and Church life.
    34. The ministry of prayer, if it be anything worthy of the name, is a ministry of ardor, a ministry of unwearied and intense longing after God and after his holiness.
    35. The power of the Church truly to bless rests on intercession—asking and receiving heavenly gifts to carry to men.
    36. The real and obvious test of a genuine work of God is the prevalence of the Spirit of Prayer.
    37. The short prevailing prayer cannot be prayed by one who has not prevailed in a mightier struggle of long continuance.
    38. The stream of praying cannot rise higher than the fountain of living.
    39. The word of God is the food by which prayer is nourished and made strong.
    40. The Word of God is the fulcrum upon which the lever of prayer is placed, and by which things are mightily moved.
E.M. Bounds
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2 Responses to “Prayer Quotes – E.M. Bounds”

  1. Michelle Winchester says:

    Wow is all i can say to all those qotes. They are so true and I hope that you are blessed by God every day in the things you need. Amen and love God more each and every day.


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