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October 29, 2011

“Backsliding generally first begins with neglect of private prayer.” J. C. Ryle

November 7, 2010

“If you want to find out how much someone loves you, find out how much they pray for you.” -J.C. Ryle

July 6, 2010

“One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.”

March 21, 2009

If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say that it is in one word – prayer. Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell.

-Spurgeon

May 15, 2008

Do you ever feel reluctant to pray “whatever it takes” prayers for fear that God might actually answer them?  The fear is misplaced. The real danger lies in settling for less.

April 22, 2008

“If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me.”

April 12, 2008

“God could have shown up at any time, but over and over in the Bible, He revealed Himself when people began to pray.”
- Jim Cymbala

March 8, 2008

Pray, and let God worry.

January 25, 2008

“In no other way can the believer become as fully involved with God’s work, especially the work of world evangelism, as in intercessory prayer.”
– Dick Eastman

December 29, 2007

“The superficial results of many a ministry, and the deadness of others are to be found in the lack of praying.  No ministry can succeed without much praying, and this praying must be fundamental, ever-abiding, ever-increasing.  The text–the sermon–should be the result of prayer.  The study should be bathed in prayer, all its duties impregnated with prayer, its whole spirit the spirit of prayer.

“I am sorry that I have prayed so little” was the deathbed regret of one of God’s chosen ones.  That is a sad and remorseful regret for a preacher.  “I want a life of greater, deeper, and truer prayer,” said the late Archbishop Tait.  So may we all say, and this may we all secure.

God’s true preachers can be distinguished by one great feature:  they are men of prayer.  Often differing in many things, they have always had a common center. They may have started at different points,  and traveled by different roads, but they converge to one point: they are one in prayer.  To them, God is the center of attraction, and prayer is the path which led to God.  These men do not pray occasionally–not a little or at odd times.  But they so pray that their prayers enter into and shape their very characters.  They pray so as to affect their own lives, the lives of others, and to make the history of the Church influence the current of the times. They spend much time in prayer, not because they watch the shadow on the dial, or the hands on the clock, but because it is to them so momentous and engaging a business that they can scarcely quit.”

–E.M. Bounds, (1835-1913), Power Through Prayer