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Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart.

    Topics: Philosophy

He that loveth little prayeth little, he that loveth much prayeth much.

    Topics: Prayer, Love

Longing desire prayeth always, though the tongue be silent. If thou art ever longing, thou art ever praying.

    Topics: Prayer, The Tongue

Do what you can and pray for what you cannot yet do.

    Topics: Prayer

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

    Topics: Prayer, Achievement, Work

The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.

    Topics: Prayer

O Lord, grant that I may do Thy will as if it were my will, so that Thou mayest do my will as if it were Thy will.

    Topics: Prayer

What can be more excellent than prayer; what is more profitable to our life; what sweeter to our souls; what more sublime, in the course of our whole life, than the practice of prayer!

    Topics: Prayer

With their doctrine they build, and with their lives they destroy.

    Topics: Preaching, Hypocrisy, Doctrine

God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.

    Topics: Providence

Man was added to Him, God not lost to Him; He emptied Himself not by losing what He was, but by taking to Him what He was not.

    Topics: Redemption

God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.

    Topics: Repentance

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