February 2, 2007 Matthew

Quotes on Prayer

“I have never known a person sweat blood; but I have known a person pray till the blood started from his nose. And I have knownpersons to pray till they were all wet with perspiration, in the coldest weather in winter. I have known persons pray for hours, till
their strength was all exhausted with the agony of their minds. Such prayers prevailed with God.” – Charles G. Finney

“God will do nothing except in answer to prayer.” – John Wesley

“Bear up the hands that hang down, by faith and prayer, support the tottering knees. Have you any days of fasting and prayer? Storm the Throne of Grace and persevere therein, and mercy will come down.” – John Wesley

“The true man of God is heartsick, grieved at the worldliness of the Church…grieved at the toleration of sin in the Church, grieved at the prayerlessness in the Church. He is disturbed that the corporate prayer of the Church no longer pulls down the strongholds
of the devil. A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God. We live in a generation that has never known revival God’s way. True revival changes the moral climate of an
area or a nation. Without exception, all true revivals of the past began after years of agonizing, hell-robbing, earth-shaking, heaven-sent intercession. The secret to true revival in our own day is still the same. But where, oh, where, are the intercessors?” -Leonard Ravenhill

“The prayers and supplications that Christ offered up were, joined with strong cries and tears, herein setting us example not only to pray, but to be fervent and importune in prayer. How many dry prayers, how few wet ones, do we offer up to God!” – Matthew Henry

“You must go forward on your knees.” – Hudson Taylor

“Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.” – Charles Spurgeon

“We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.” -R.A. Torrey

“You must pray with all your might. That does not mean saying your prayers, or sitting gazing about in church or chapel with eyes wide open while someone else says them for you. It means fervent, effectual, untiring wrestling with God…This kind of prayer, be sure, the devil and the world and your own indolent, unbelieving nature will oppose. They will pour water on this flame.” – William Booth