Thomas Brooks

Hope is a Spark of Glory – Thomas Brooks

A Christian will part with anything rather than his hope; he knows that hope will keep the heart both from aching and breaking, from fainting and sinking; he knows that hope is a beam of God, a spark of glory, and that nothing shall extinguish it till the soul be filled with glory.

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Prayer – Thomas Brooks

If the prayers of God’s children are so faint that they can not reach up as high as heaven, then God will bow the heavens and come down to their prayers.

– Thomas Brooks –
1608-1680

Pray! – Thomas Brooks

If you cannot pray as you would, nor as you should, pray as well as you can.

– Thomas Brooks –
1608-1680

The Soul of Prayer – Thomas Brooks

The very soul of prayer lies in the pouring out of a man’s soul before the Lord, though it be but in sighs, groans, and tears. One sigh and groan from a broken heart is better pleasing to God than all human eloquence.

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How to Choose Friends – Thomas Brooks

Let those be thy choicest companions who have made Christ their chief companion.

– Thomas Brooks –
from Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Brooks: Selections from the Writings of Thomas Brooks