Prayer has obtained things that seemed impossible and out of reach. It has won victories over fire, air, earth and water. Prayer opened the Red Sea. Prayer brought water from the rock and bread from Heaven. Prayer made the sun stand still. Prayer brought fire from the sky on Elijah’s sacrifice. Prayer overthrew the army of Sennacherib. Prayer healed the sick. Prayer has raised the dead. Prayer has procured the conversion of countless souls.

~ Bishop J. C. Ryle (A Call to Prayer29-30).