It (prayer) dispels frivolity and drives away all skin-deep forms of worship, and makes worship a serious and deep-seated service, impregnating body, soul, and spirit with its heavenly infusion.
We can do nothing without prayer. All things can be done by importunate prayer. It surmounts or removes all obstacles overcomes every resisting force and gains its ends in the face of invincible hindrances.
God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. They outlive the lives of those who uttered them.
By prayer the ability is secured to feel the law of love to speak according to the law of love and to do everything in harmony with the law of love.
Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God’s work. Praying hearts and hands only can do God’s work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails.
Prayer honors God acknowledges His being exalts His power adores His providence secures His aid.
The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be the mightier the forces against evil everywhere.
Other duties become pressing and absorbing and crowd our prayer. “Choked to death” would be the coroner’s verdict in many cases of dead praying if an inquest could be secured on this dire spiritual calamity.
I feel it is far better to begin with God to see His face first to get my soul near Him before it is near another. In general it is best to have at least one hour alone with God before engaging in anything else.
Trouble and prayer are closely related. . . . Trouble often drives men to God in prayer while prayer is but the voice of men in trouble.
Private place and plenty of time are the life of prayer.
Straight praying is never born of crooked conduct.
Praying which does not result in pure conduct is a delusion. We have missed the whole office and virtue of praying if it does not rectify conduct. It is in the very nature of things that we must quit praying or quit bad conduct.
Our praying to be strong must be buttressed by holy living. The life of faith perfects the prayer of faith.
We cannot talk to God strongly when we have not lived for God strongly. The closet cannot be made holy to God when the life has not been holy to God.
If we would have God in the closet God must have us out of the closet. There is no way of praying to God but by living to God.
Men would pray better if they lived better. They would get more from God if they lived more obedient and well-pleasing to God.
We can never know God as it is our privilege to know Him by brief repetitions that are requests for personal favors and nothing more.
It is only when the whole heart is gripped with the passion of prayer that the life-giving fire descends for none but the earnest man gets access to the ear of God.
The possibilities of prayer are found in its allying itself with the purposes of God for God’s purposes and man’s praying are the combination of all potent and omnipotent forces.
Prayer puts God’s work in his hands-and keeps it there.
Prayer puts God’s work in His hands-and keeps it there.
It is hard to wait and press and pray and hear no voice but stay till God answers.
God’s willingness to answer our prayers exceeds our willingness to give good and necessary things to our children just as far as God’s ability goodness and perfection exceed our infirmities and evil.
Prayer is the easiest and hardest of all things the simplest and the sublim-est the weakest and the most powerful its results lie outside the range of human possibilities-they are limited only by the omnipotence of God.
Prayer like faith obtains promises enlarges their operation and adds to the measure of their results.
Prayer is our most formidable weapon the thing which makes all else we do efficient.