Prayer

Trustful Prayer – Alexander MacLaren

Trustful Prayer – Alexander MacLaren

The prayer that begins with trustfulness, and passes on into waiting, will always end in thankfulness, triumph, and praise.

– Alexander MacLaren –
1826-1910

Gratitude and Thanksgiving – EM Bounds

Gratitude and Thanksgiving – EM Bounds

“We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!” Psalm 75:1

Gratitude and thanksgiving always look back at the past, though they may also take in the present. But prayer always looks to the future. Thanksgiving deals with things already received. Prayer deals with things desired, asked for, and expected. Prayer turns to gratitude and praise when God has granted the things asked for.

– EM Bounds –

Seeking God’s Mind – Watchman Nee

Seeking God’s Mind – Watchman Nee

[Don’t] spend more time in analyzing, in collecting materials, and in hard thinking than on prayer, on seeking God’s mind, and on waiting for the power from above.

– Watchman Nee –

God pity us – Leonard Ravenhill

God pity us – Leonard Ravenhill

God pity us that after years of writing, using mountains of paper and rivers of ink, exhausting flashy terminology about the biggest revival meetings in history, we are still faced with gross corruption in every nation, as well as with the most prayerless church age since Pentecost.

– Leonard Ravenhill –

Money changing or praying? – Jim Cymbala

Money changing or praying? – Jim Cymbala

The first-century money changers were in the temple, but they didn’t have the spirit of the temple… They were out of sync with the whole purpose of the Lord’s house. “The atmosphere of my Father’s house,” Jesus seemed to say, “is to be prayer. The aroma around my Father must be that of people opening their hearts in worship and supplication. This is not a place to make a buck. This is a house for calling on the Lord.”

– Jim Cymbala –

Prayer and fasting – Andrew Murray

Prayer and fasting – Andrew Murray

Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God.

– Andrew Murray –

Condition of the Church – Charles Spurgeon

Condition of the Church – Charles Spurgeon

The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of His absence will be slothfulness in prayer.

– Charles Spurgeon –