Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Eight excerpts embracing entreaty

"He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day." -- John Bunyan

"The Cinderella of the Church today is the prayer meeting. This handmaid of the Lord is unloved and unwooed because she is not dripping with pearls of intellectualism, nor glamorous with the silks of philosophy, neither is she enchanting with the tiara of psychology. She wears the homespuns of sincerity and humility and so is not afraid to kneel!" -- Leonard Ravenhill

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” -- Corrie ten Boom

“God will fill the hungry because He Himself has stirred up the hunger. As in the case of prayer, when God prepares the heart to pray, He prepares His ear to hear (Psalm 10: 17). So in the case of spiritual hunger, when God prepares the heart to hunger, He will prepare His hand to fill.” -- Thomas Watson

“Pray often; for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.” -- John Bunyan

“Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence.” -- W. S. Bowden

“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 a slothfulness in prayer.” -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“You can tell how popular a church is by who comes on Sunday morning.  You can tell how popular the pastor or evangelist is by who comes on Sunday night.  But you can tell how popular Jesus is by who comes to the prayer meeting.” -- Anonymous

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