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Prayer Part III

Over the past few articles, I have emphasized the subject of prayer. I started by presenting verses from the Bible (OT and NT) because I believe this is where our primary motivation and commitment to prayer should come from. However, I have also been privileged to come across many powerful statements concerning prayer that I consider beneficial for sharing.

These statements are miscellaneous in nature. I’m not trying to emphasize any particular category of prayer at this time. I only want you to read and carefully consider these powerful messages concerning prayer-MP.

. . .what deep-seated malice against God is this, that I will do anything and everything, but go to Him and remain with Him in secret prayer-John Calvin [quoted by Ralph Turnbull].

No man is greater than his prayer life. . . .The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. . . .We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestles; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters-Leonard Ravenhill

. . . those who do not pray, especially in private. . . have no religion of any kind, whatsoever pretensions they may choose to make-Adam Clarke

God must reveal to us that the lack of prayer is a greater sin than we have thought. It means we have little taste for fellowship with God. Our faith rests more on our own work than on the power of God-Andrew Murray

Consider that thy time is short, and that business and company must not be allowed to rob thee of thy God-Adoniram Judson

It’s important not to rush through daily devotions. Someone once said, “Hurry is the death of prayer.” We can’t enjoy God’s presence if we have to rush in and out like crowds darting across the street between breaks in the traffic. Decide now that the busier you become with life, the slower you’re going to be with your devotions. God will make up the time for you-Dr. David Jeremiah

. . .we see that the remedy for nonpraying is praying. The cure for little praying is more praying-E.M. Bounds

Prayer grasps the power of heaven. . . .Our power in prayer depends upon our life. When our life is right, we will know how to pray in a way pleasing to God, and our prayer will be answered-Andrew Murray.

. . .the hidden life, a life whose days are spent in communion with God, in trying to reach the source of power, is the life that moves the world-Dr. A.J. Gordon

Prayer is the slender nerve that moveth the muscles of omnipotence-C.H. Spurgeon [quoted by Dick Eastman]

Those who have left the deepest impression on this sin-cursed earth have been men and women of prayer-D.L. Moody

. . . .faith thrives in an atmosphere of prayer-E.M. Bounds

Satan dreads nothing but prayer. His one concern is to keep the saints from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, he mocks our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray-Samuel Chadwick

Posted by Pastor Micah Perry on Mar.06, 2016