- A congregation without a prayer meeting is essentially defective in its organization, and so must be limited in its efficiency.
- A full measure of the Word and prayer each day gives a healthy and powerful life
- A much praying minister will receive an entrance into God’s will he would otherwise know nothing of.
- Answered prayer is the interchange of love between the Father and His child.
- Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things ‘above all that we ask or think.
- Each time you intercede, be quiet first and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, of how He delights to hear Christ, of your place in Christ, and expect great things.
- Faith in a prayer-hearing God will make a prayer-loving Christian.
- If the spiritual life be healthy, under the full power of the Holy Spirit, praying without ceasing will be natural.
- In intercession our King upon the throne finds His highest glory; in it we shall find our highest glory too.
- Is the prayer of my lips really the prayer of my life?
- It must be because I live too little in the Spirit that my prayer is to little in the Spirit.
- Learn to worship God as the God who does wonders, who wishes to prove in you that He can do something supernatural and divine.
- May God open our eyes to see what the holy ministry of intercession is, to which, as His royal priesthood, we have been set apart. May He give us a large and strong heart to believe what mighty influence our prayers can exert. And may all fear as to our being able to fulfill our vocation vanish as we see Jesus, living ever to pray, living in us to pray, and standing surety for our prayer life.
- O, let the place of secret prayer become to me the most beloved spot on earth.
- One thing is sure: The Lord wants us to believe most certainly that asking, seeking, and knocking cannot be in vain. Receiving an answer, finding God, and the opening of His heart and home are the certain fruits of prayer.
- Our lives must be as holy as our prayers.
- Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue; God’s voice is its most essential part. Listening to God’s voice is the secret of the assurance that He will listen to mine.
- Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God.
- Prayer is the one hand with which we grasp the Invisible; fasting the other, with which we let loose and cast away the visible.
- Prayer needs fasting for its full and perfect development.
- Scripture calls us to pray for many things: for all saints; for all men; for kings and all rulers; for all who are in adversity; for the sending forth of laborers; for those who labor in the gospel; for all converts; for believers who have fallen into sin; for one another in our immediate circles.
- Shut the world out, withdraw from all worldly thoughts and occupations, and shut yourself in alone with God, to pray to Him in secret. Let this be your chief object in prayer, to realize the presence of your heavenly Father.
- Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God.
- The coming revival must begin with a great revival of prayer. It is in the closet, with the door shut, that the sound of abundance of rain will first be heard. An increase of secret prayer with ministers will be the sure harbinger of blessing.
- The evangelization of the world depends first of all upon a revival of prayer. Deeper than the need for men – aye, deep down at the bottom of our spiritless life, is the need for the forgotten secret of prevailing, world-wide prayer.
- The Holy Spirit comes in answer to believing prayer.
- The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.
- The measure of believing, continued prayer will be the measure of the Spirit’s working in the Church. Direct, definite, determined prayer is what we need.
- The measure of God’s giving the Spirit is our asking.
- The power of the Church truly to bless rests on–asking and receiving heavenly gifts to carry to men.
- The sin of prayerlessness is a proof…..that the life of God in the soul is in deadly sickness and weakness.
- Through His Spirit, the Spirit of prayer, our life may be one of continual prayer. The Spirit of prayer will help you become an intercessor, asking great things of God for those around you.
- Time spent in prayer will yield more than that given to work. Prayer alone gives work its worth and its success. Prayer opens the way for God Himself to do His work in us and through us. Let our chief work as God’s messengers be intercession; in it we secure the presence and power of God to go with us.
- To have Christ the Son, and the Spirit of the Son, dwelling within us and revealing the Father makes us true, spiritual worshippers.
- Unless we are willing to pay the price, and sacrifice time and attention and what appear legitimate or necessary duties, for the sake of the heavenly gifts we need not look for a large experience of the power of the heavenly world in our work.
- We must begin to believe that God, in the mystery of prayer, has entrusted us with a force that can move the Heavenly world, and can bring its power down to earth.
- Without set times of prayer, the spirit of prayer will be dull and feeble. Without the continual prayerfulness, the set times will not avail.
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