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“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.
“Prayer is the acid test of devotion.”
Prayer is not “a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty.”
“No prayer!–No faith!–No Christ in the heart. Little prayer!–Little faith!–Little Christ in the heart. Increasing prayer!–Increasing faith!–Increasing Christ in the heart!. Much prayer!–Much faith!–Much Christ in the heart! Praying always!–Faith always!–Christ always!”