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Indeed this is one of the greatest mysteries in the world - namely, that a righteousness that resides with a Person in heaven should justify me, a sinner on earth.

    Topics: Justification
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Wherefore, though the Christian, as a Christian, is the only man at liberty, as called thereunto of God; yet his liberty is limited to things that are good: he is not licensed thereby to indulge the flesh.

    Topics: Liberty
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Let dissolution come when it will, it can do the Christian no harm, for it will be but a passage out of a prison into a palace; out of a sea of troubles into a haven of rest; out of a crowd of enemies, to an innumerable company of true, loving, and faithful friends; out of shame, reproach, and contempt, into exceeding great and eternal glory.

    Topics: Peace, Rest

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words with out a heart.

    Topics: Prayer, The Heart

The best prayers have often more groans than words.

    Topics: Prayer

Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Spirit, for such things as God has promised.

    Topics: Prayer, Holy Spirit

Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God. and a scourge for Satan.

    Topics: Prayer, Satan, Sacrifice

Prayer is an ordinance of God, that must continue with a soul so long as it is on this side glory.

    Topics: Prayer

Sincerity is the same in a corner alone, as it is before the face of the world. It knows not how to wear two vizards, one for an appearance before men, and another for a short snatch in a corner; but it must have God, and be with him in the duty of prayer. It is not lip-labour that it doth regard, for it is the heart that God looks at, and that which sincerity looks at, and that which prayer comes from, if it be that prayer which is accompanied with sincerity.

    Topics: Prayer

It is not the mouth that is the main thing to be looked at in prayer, but whether the heart is so full of affection and earnestness in prayer with God, that it is impossible to express their sense and desire; for then a man desires indeed, when his desires are so strong, many, and mighty, that all the words, tears, and groans that can come from the heart, cannot utter them.

    Topics: Prayer, The Heart

The truths that I know best I have learned on my knees. I never know a thing well, till it is burned into my heart by prayer.

    Topics: Prayer

Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled with God.

    Topics: Prayer

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