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Amazingly, before he died at the young age of fifty (while saving someone from drowning), Trotman saw the fruit of his labor spanning the globe in answer to those early prayers.

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“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

~ Martin Luther

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Martin Luther

“I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

~ Martin Luther

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“Prayer is the breath of faith. Prayer meetings are the lungs of the church”

 ~ Charles Spurgeon

 

“One should never initiate anything that he cannot saturate with prayer.” 

 

 

Billy Graham: America Just as Wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah, but Prayer Can Turn the Tide of History
“We have come to a place where we regard prayer in our national life simply as a venerated tradition.”

In a commentary in the October 2014 edition of Decision magazine published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Rev. Billy Graham boldly compared the U.S. to Sodom and Gomorrah, deserving of the judgment of God but able to be saved by hearts made pure by Christ and willing to pray for the nation’s protection.

“Down through our history our nation’s leaders have carried their plans and hopes to God in prayer,” Graham wrote. “Yet today we have come to a place where we regard prayer in our national life simply as a venerated tradition. We have no sense of coming to grips with God; we simply use prayer as a formality. … One of the reasons the United Nations has become so ineffective in handling world situations is that there is no prayer, no recognition of God. Unless the leaders of nations turn to God in prayer, their best plans will fail, just as did the plans of those who built the tower of Babel.”

Graham went on to give numerous examples of the faithful “turning the tide of history” by seeking God in prayer, beginning with Christ Himself, then moving to Abraham, Hezekiah, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Paul and Peter. He went on to list more modern examples of how saints like John Knox, John Wesley and Jonathan Edwards changed the world on their knees.

“In this modern age in which we live, we have learned to harness the power of the atom, but very few of us have learned how to fully develop the power of prayer,” Graham pointed out.

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“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

~ Martin Luther

“God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil…”

~ E.M. Bounds

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