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10 Quotes About Prayer

May 30, 2009


Monday night I had a very unsettling feeling about some things going on in my life.  The type of feeling that just kind of eats away at your soul and doesn’t seem to go away.  Call it the anti-peace if you will.  I think largely that the problem wasn’t with the issue itself but how I was responding to it.  I wasn’t praying.  After some conversation with a friend and some prayer together, its amazing how much better I felt.  Like peace has returned.  Here are some meditations about prayer.

“We cannot know what prayer is for until we know that life is war.” John Piper

“The little estimate we put on prayer is evidence from the little time we give to it.”  E.M. Bounds

“Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.”  John Bunyon

Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.”  Martin Luther

“I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach.”  Charles Spurgeon

“Let the fires go out in the boiler room of the church and the place will still look smart and clean, but it will be cold. The Prayer Room is the boiler room for its spiritual life.” Leonard Ravenhill

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” John Bunyan

“We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” Oswald Chambers

“Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence.” W. S. Bowd

“Prayer is primarily a wartime walkie-talkie for the mission of the church as it advances against the powers of darkness and unbelief. It is not surprising that prayer malfunctions when we try to make it a domestic intercom to call upstairs for more comforts in the den. God has given prayer as a wartime walkie-talkie so that we can call headquarters for everything we need as the kingdom of Christ advances in the world.” John Piper

Thanks Nick…

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 1, 2015 6:34 PM

    Thanks for sharing this. While I see you shared it some years ago it is very relevant to me today.

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