A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.
The devil is not terribly frightened of our human efforts and credentials. But he knows his kingdom will be damaged when we begin to lift up our hearts to God.
When we pray to God we must be seeking nothing - nothing.
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
Prayer turns ordinary mortals into men of power. It brings power. It brings fire. It brings rain. It brings life. It brings God.
All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God.
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
Prayer is not eloquence, but earnestness; not the definition of helplessness, but the feeling of it; not figures of speech, but earnestness of soul.
Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.
Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude - an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God.
When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't.
More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.
It is only when the whole heart is gripped with the passion of prayer that the life-giving fire descends, for none but the earnest man gets access to the ear of God.
Prayer is the supreme way to be workers together with God.
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.
Give us this day our daily mask.
Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
He prayeth best who loveth best.
Prayer pulls the rope below and the great bell rings above in the ears of God. Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray so languidly. Others give but an occasional pluck at the rope. But he who wins with heaven is the man who grasps the rope boldly and pulls continuously, with all his might.
God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it.
No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
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