Quotations on Prayer

John Wesley [i]

God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.

Prayer is where the action is.

Andrew Murray [i]

The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.

Faith in a prayer-hearing God will make a prayer-loving Christian.

We must begin to believe that God, in the mystery of prayer, has entrusted us with a force that can move the Heavenly world, and can bring its power down to earth.

Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!

C. H. Spurgeon [i]

…True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length.

If you want that splendid power in prayer, you must remain in loving, living, lasting, conscious, practical, abiding union with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayer can never be in excess.

John Bunyan [i]

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

E. M. Bounds [i]

The word of God is the food by which prayer is nourished and made strong.

Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet.

Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still.

Oswald Chambers [i]

Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.

James Hudson Taylor [i]

I have seen many men work without praying, though I have never seen any good come out of it; but I have never seen a man pray without working.” end48


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