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Prayer honors God, acknowledges His being, exalts His power, adores His providence, secures His aid.

    Topics: Prayer, Providence, Power

Prayer is a trade to be learned. We must be apprentices and serve our time at it. Painstaking care, much thought, practice and labour are required to be a skillful tradesman in praying. Practice in this, as well as in all other trades, makes perfect.

    Topics: Prayer, Perseverance

Natural ability and educational advantages do not figure as factors in this matter of prayer; but a capacity for faith, the power of a thorough consecration, the ability of self-littleness, an absolute losing of one's self in God's glory and an ever present and insatiable yearning and seeking after all the fullness of God.

    Topics: Prayer, Faith, Humility

The more praying there is in the world, the better the world will be; the mightier the forces against evil everywhere.

    Topics: Prayer, Good and Evil

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.

    Topics: Prayer, Apathy

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.

    Topics: Prayer

Trouble and prayer are closely related. Trouble often drives men to God in prayer, while prayer is but the voice of men in trouble.

    Topics: Prayer, Adversity

Private place and plenty of time are the life of prayer.

    Topics: Prayer

Straight praying is never born of crooked conduct.

    Topics: Prayer

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.

    Topics: Prayer, Sin

Our praying, to be strong, must be buttressed by holy living. The life of faith perfects the prayer of faith.

    Topics: Prayer, Holiness, 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.

    Topics: Prayer, Holiness

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