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Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.

    Topics: Prayer, Sin
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

The best prayer I ever prayed had enough sin to damn the whole world.

    Topics: Prayer

When thou prayest, rather let thy heart be without words, than thy words without a heart.

    Topics: Prayer
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan.

    Topics: Prayer
    Source: Prayer, 1999, p. 23

It could be a sign of pride in your life if a word of reproof or admonition is not able to be received with the same grace, whether it be given by the poorest of saints or the most educated person.

    Topics: Pride

God will not lightly or easily lose His people. He has provided well for us: blood to wash us in; a Priest to pray for us, that we may be made to persevere; and, in case we foully fall, an Advocate to plead our cause.

    Topics: Providence
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Words easy to be understood do often hit the mark; when high and learned ones do only pierce the air.

    Topics: Reasoning

If He hides the sin, or lesseneth it, He is faulty; if He leaves it still upon us, we die. He must then take our iniquity to Himself, make it His own, and so deliver us; for thus having taken the sin upon Himself, as lawfully He may, and lovingly He doth, it followeth that we live if He lives; and who can desire more?

    Topics: Salvation

The devil is nimble; he can run apace; he is light of foot; he hath overtaken many. They that would have heaven must run for it.

    Topics: Satan

Take heed of little sins.

    Topics: Sin

One leak will sink a ship; and one sin will destroy a sinner.

    Topics: Sin

Sin is the dare of God's justice, the rape of His mercy, the jeer of His patience, the slight of His power, and the contempt of His love.

    Topics: Sin, Rebellion
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

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