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If God be our God, He will give us peace in trouble. When there is a storm without, He will make peace within. The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble.

    Topics: Peace

The apostles went away rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for the name of Christ, that they were graced so far as to be disgraced for the name of Christ!

    Topics: Persecution
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Wicked men seem to bear great reverence to the saints departed; they canonize dead saints, but persecute living.

    Topics: Persecution
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

A wicked man in prayer may lift up his hands, but he cannot lift up his face.

    Topics: Prayer, Hypocrisy

The prayer that is faithless is fruitless.

    Topics: Prayer

Prayer is the soul's breathing itself into the bosom of its heavenly Father.

    Topics: Prayer

The Ediles among the Romans had their doors always standing open, that all who had petitions might have free access to them. The door of heaven is always open for the prayers of God's people.

    Topics: Prayer

The angel fetched Peter out of prison, but it was prayer that fetched the angel.

    Topics: Prayer

A spiritual prayer is a humble prayer. Prayer is the asking of an alms, which requires humility... The lower the heart descends, the higher the prayer ascends.

    Topics: Prayer

Prayer is the offering up of our desires to God in the name of Christ, for such things as are agreeable to his will. It is an offering of our desires. Desires are the soul and life of prayer; words are but the body; now as the body without the soul is dead, so are prayers unless they are animated with our desires.

    Topics: Prayer

Those prayers God likes best which come seething hot from the heart.

    Topics: Prayer

Prayer as it comes from the saint is weak and languid; but when the arrow of a saint's prayer is put into the bow of Christ's intercession it pierces the throne of grace.

    Topics: Prayer, Intercession

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