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His word is the kind of counsel you want to heed. “He is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom” (Isaiah 28.29). “His understanding is beyond measure” (Psalm 147.5. When he gives counsel about the coronavirus, it is firm, unshakable, lasting. “The counsel of the LORD stands forever (Psalm 33.11). “His way is perfect” (2 Samuel 22.31). Therefore, his words are sweet and precious. “More to be desired are they than gold…sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb” (Psalm 19.10).

…Therefore, in the best of times and worst of times, God’s words bring unshakable peace and joy.

Dr. John Piper, Coronavirus and Christ21.

More in the coming days!

“There are few conversions in this world unless in connection with some one’s prayers. I formerly thought that no human being had anything to do with my own conversion, for I was not converted in church or Sunday-school, or in personal conversation with anyone. I was awakened in the middle of the night and converted. As far as I can remember I had not the slightest thought of being converted, or of anything of that character when I went to bed and fell asleep; but I was awakened in the middle of the night and converted probably inside of five minutes. A few minutes before I was about as near eternal perdition as one gets. I had one foot over the brink and was trying to get the one over. I say I thought no human being had anything to do with it, but I had forgotten my mother’s prayers, and I afterwards learned that one of my college classmates had chosen me as one to pray for until I was saved.”

~ R. A. TorreyHow to Prayer, (1909 Edition, 27-28).

“The clearer our understanding of who God is, the better our prayers. Instinctive prayer is like an emergency flare in reaction to a general sense of God’s reality. Prayer as a spiritual gift is a genuine, personal conversation in reply to God’s specific, verbal revelation.”  

~ Timothy Keller, Prayer46.

“If we then are to have fellowship with Jesus Christ in his present work, we must spend much time in prayer; we must give ourselves to earnest, constant, persistent, sleepless, overcoming prayer.” 

~ R. A. TorreyHow to Pray (1900), 14.

“All the mighty men (and I will add women) have been men (and women) of prayer. They have differed from one another in many things, but in this they have been alike.”

~ R. A. TorreyHow to Pray (1900), 11

“Why is it,” both ministers and churches are asking, “that the church of Christ makes so little headway against unbelief and error andn sin and worldliness?” Once more we hear God answering, “Neglect of prayer. You have not because you ask not.”

~ R. A. TorreyHow to Pray (1900), 10.

“Here’s our problem: prayerlessness is spiritual suicide.”

~ John OnwuchewaPrayer, 39.

“American culture is probably the hardest place in the world to learn to pray. We are so busy that when we slow down to pray, we find it uncomfortable. We prize accomplishments, production. But prayer is nothing but talking to God. It feels useless, as if we are wasting time. Every bone in our body screams, ‘Get to work.’” 

Paul E. MillerA Praying Life3.

“Here’s our problem: prayerlessness is spiritual suicide. So what I’m suggesting is that we pray more. Not rocket science, I know.”

~ John OnwuchewaPrayer39.

“Something is wrong with us. Our natural desire to pray comes from Creation. We are made in the image of God. Our inability to pray comes from the Fall. Evil has marred the image. We want to talk to God but can’t. The friction of our desire to pray combined with our badly damaged prayer antennae, leads to constant frustration. It’s as if we’ve had a stroke.” 

Paul E. MillerA Praying Life2.

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