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The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still.

    Topics: Life

The old man does believe what the child believed; but how different it is, though still the same. It is the field that once held the seed, now waving and rustling under the autumn wind with the harvest that it holds, yet all the time it has kept the corn. The joy of his life has richened his belief. His sorrow has deepened it. His doubts have sobered it. His enthusiasms have fired it. His labour has purified it.

    Topics: Life

A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.

    Topics: Men, Power

It does not take great men to do great things; it only takes consecrated men.

    Topics: Men, Consecration

A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.

    Topics: Prayer

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men!

    Topics: Prayer, Strength

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.

    Topics: Prayer, Power

Every true prayer has its background and its foreground. The foreground of prayer is the intense, immediate desire for a certain blessing which seems to be absolutely necessary for the soul to have; the background of prayer is the quiet, earnest desire that the will of God, whatever it may be, should be done. Only when the two are there together, the special desire resting on the universal submission, the universal submission opening into the special desire, is the picture perfect and the prayer complete.

    Topics: Prayer, Submission

I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.

    Topics: Prayer, Strength

If man is man, and God is God, to live without prayer is not merely an awful thing; it is an infinitely foolish thing.

    Topics: Prayer

Nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer except that which lies outside the will of God.

    Topics: Prayer

Prayer is not conquering God's reluctance, but taking hold of God's willingness.

    Topics: Prayer

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