Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Often the most underestimated activity in our Christian walk but seeing how other great men of God view it, perhaps our perception of it should also change?

"Prayer does not change the purpose of God. But prayer does change the action of God." – Chuck Smith

"Satan does not care how many people read about prayer if only he can keep them from praying." – Paul E. Billheimer

"Prayer is the real work, Evangelism is just the mopping up."

"Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his knees." – William Cowper

"Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness." – Martin Luther

"The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray." – Samuel Chadwick

"One day George Mueller began praying for five of his friends. After many months, one of them came to the Lord. Ten years later, two others were converted. It took 25 years before the fourth man was saved. Mueller persevered in prayer until his death for the fifth friend, and throughout those 52 years he never gave up hoping that he would accept Christ! His faith was rewarded, for soon after Mueller's funeral the last one was saved."

"I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach." – Charles H. Spurgeon

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

"Faith in a prayer-hearing God will make a prayer-loving Christian." – Andrew Murray

"Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer." – E.M. Bounds

"Prayer is my chief work, and it is by means of it that I carry on the rest." – Thomas Hooker

"The true church lives and moves and has its being in prayer." – Leonard Ravenhill

"Prayer wonderfully clears the vision; steadies the nerves; defines duty; stiffens the purpose; sweetens and strengthens the spirit." S.D. Gordon

"The secret of all failure is our failure in secret prayer."

"If the Christian does not allow prayer to drive sin out of his life, sin will drive prayer out of his life. Like light and darkness, the two cannot dwell together." – M.E. Andross

"If a man can pray he can do anything. He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has Heaven and earth at his disposal." – Charles H. Spurgeon

"Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet." – E.M. Bounds

"Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence." – W.S. Bowd

"Prayer can never be in excess." – Charles H. Spurgeon

"We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results." – R.A. Torrey

"Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue. God's voice in response to mine is its most essential part." – Andrew Murray

"Our prayers lay the track down which God's power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails." – Watchman Nee

"The main lesson about prayer is just this: Do it! Do it! Do it! You want to be taught to pray. My answer is pray and never faint, and then you shall never fail…" – John Laidlaw

"A man who is intimate with God will never be intimidated by men." – Leonard Ravenhill

"Prayer is the secret of power." – Evan Roberts

"Ten minutes spent in the presence of Christ every day, aye, two minutes, will make the whole day different." – Henry Drummond

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

"Prayer is the first thing, the second thing, the third thing necessary to a minister. Pray, then my dear brother; pray, pray, pray." – Edward Payson


The Seeking Disciple said...

Another great quote from Charles Spurgeon on prayer is this: "The best type of prayer is that which can be called nothing more than a cry."

Thanks for this post and my prayer is that it actually creates a hunger in the souls of disciples to truly seek God with all their heart (Jeremiah 29:13).