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“The Divine Wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.”
“Prayer is where the action is.”
“We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.”
“God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.”
“History confirms the truth that wherever evangelical and vital religion flourish, there lives
the earnest gatherings for social prayer.”
~ J. B. Johnston, The Prayer Meeting and Its History
“Praying shows our dependence on God. It honors Him as the source of all blessing, and it reminds us that converting individuals and growing churches are His works, not ours”
(Mark Dever & Paul Alexander, The Deliberate Church, 35).
“Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet.”
“A Revived Church is the only hope for a dying world”
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…
Always respond to every impulse to pray. The impulse to pray may come when you are reading or when you are battling with a text. I would make an absolute law of this – always obey such an impulse.