I am a collector of quotes. Recently I came across some new (for me) quotes from some strong men of prayer.
“Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God; not only by unbelief, but by thinking that you know what he can do. Expect unexpected things ‘above all that we ask or think.'” – Andrew Murray
“Since the days of Pentecost, has the whole church ever put aside every other work and waited upon him for ten days, that the Spirit’s power might be manifested? We give too much attention to method and machinery and resources, and too little to the source of power.” – J. Hudson Taylor
“The battle of prayer is against two things – wandering thoughts and lack of intimacy with God’s character as revealed in his Word. Neither can be cured at once, but both can be cured by discipline.” – Oswald Chambers
“Time spent alone with God is not wasted. It changes us; it changes our surroundings; and every Christian who would live the life that counts and have power for service must take time to pray.” – M.E. Andross
“Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of his willingness.” – Martin Luther
“I look at a stonecutter hammering away at a rock 100 times without so much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the 101st blow it splits in two. It was not the one blow that did it, but all that had gone before. So it is with persevering prayer.” – George Muller
“…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.” – C. H. Spurgeon
“Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.” – John Bunyan
“If man is man and God is God, to live without prayer is not merely an awful thing; it is an infinitely foolish thing.” – Philip Brooks
“You can read all the manuals on prayer and listen to other people pray, but until you begin to pray yourself you will never understand prayer. It’s like riding a bicycle or swimming: you learn by doing.: – Luis Palau
My life verse reminds me to pray at all times in all situations giving every care to God. If it concerns me, it concerns Him. He is my heavenly Father. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).
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