The great things of life are bestowed only upon those who pray. But we learn to pray best in suffering. ~ Peter Wust
God listens to the crying heart in the secret place.*
*Samuel Chadwick, God Listens.
Dependent prayer “is necessary because we are engaged in mission against immeasurably superior forces.”*
We wrestle “against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).
* Richard F. Lovelace, Dynamics of Spiritual Life, p. 146.
Dependent prayer is possible because we are united to Christ, received in his righteousness, sanctified by his life and attuned to his concerns by the presence of the Holy Spirit.*
*Richard F. Lovelace, Dynamics of Spiritual Life, p. 145-146.
Prayer knows no limitations.
In all other service we are constantly limited by space, bodily strength, equipment, material obstacles, difficulties involved in the peculiar differences of personality.*
*S.D. Gordon, Quiet Talks on Prayer, P.15.
Prayer gives God the glory He deserves.
Make use of prayer, not to wrest advantages from God, or to escape from tribulations or difficulties, but to call down upon ourselves and others things that will glorify the name of God.*
*adapted from O. Hallesby, Prayer, p.127-128.
Prayerful waiting on God is indispensable to effective service.*
Jesus said, “Apart from me you can do nothing (John 15:5).”
*Charles Hummel, Tyranny of the Urgent, 11.