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We trust as we love, and where we love. If we love Christ much, surely we shall trust him much.

    Topics: Love, Trust

He that hath deserved hanging may be glad to escape with a whipping.

    Topics: Mercy, Gratitude

Nothing humbles and breaks the heart of a sinner like mercy and love. Souls that converse much with sin and wrath, may be much terrified; but souls that converse much with grace and mercy, will be much humbled.

    Topics: Mercy, Love

Cold prayers shall never have any warm answers. God will suit His returns to our requests. Lifeless, services shall have lifeless answers. When men are dull, God will be dumb.

    Topics: Prayer

The best and sweetest flowers of paradise God gives to His people when they are upon their knees. Prayer is the gate of heaven.

    Topics: Prayer

Prayer crowns God with the honor and glory due to His name, and God crowns prayer with assurance and comfort. The most praying souls are the most assured souls.

    Topics: Prayer, Comfort, Assurance

Look, as a painted man is no man, and as painted fire is no fire, so a cold prayer is no prayer.

    Topics: Prayer, Apathy

God looks not at the oratory of your prayers, how elegant they may be; nor at the geometry of your prayers, how long they may be; nor at the arithmetic of your prayers, how many they may be; not at logic of your prayers, how methodical they may be; but the sincerity of them he looks at.

    Topics: Prayer

Christ choosing solitude for private prayer, doth not only hint to us the danger of distraction and deviation of thoughts in prayer, but how necessary it is for us to choose the most convenient places we can for private prayer. Our own fickleness and Satan's restlessness call upon us to get into such places where we may freely pour out our soul into the bosom of God [Mark 1.35].

    Topics: Prayer

God sees us in secret, therefore, let, us seek his face in secret. Though heaven be God's palace, yet it is not his prison.

    Topics: Prayer

God's hearing of our prayers doth not depend upon sanctification, but upon Christ's intercession; not upon what we are in ourselves, but what' we are in the Lord Jesus; both our persons and our prayers are acceptable in the beloved [Eph 1.6].

    Topics: Prayer, Sanctification, Intercession

Prayer is nothing but the breathing that out before the Lord, that was first breathed into us by the Spirit of the Lord.

    Topics: Prayer, Holy Spirit

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