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Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

I’ve shared a number of prayer quotes with you in the past, so today I have a few more for you:

    1. “Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God.” Andrew Murray
    2. “The trouble with nearly everybody who prays is that he says ‘Amen’ and runs away before God has a chance to reply. Listening to God is far more important than giving Him our ideas.” Frank Laubach
    3. “We do not pray at all until we are at our wits’ end.” Oswald Chambers
    4. “Prayer is the acid test of devotion.” Samuel Chadwick
    5. “It is not enough to begin to pray, nor to pray aright; nor is it enough to continue for a time to pray; but we must patiently, believingly, continue in prayer until we obtain an answer;” George Müller
    6. “Prayer strikes the winning blow; service is simply picking up the pieces.” S.D. Gordon
    7. “Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet.” E. M. Bounds
    8. “Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!” Andrew Murray
    9. “Ten minutes spent in the presence of Christ every day, aye, two minutes, will make the whole day different.” Henry Drummond
    10. “He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life.” William Law

So why have I been passing on all these quotes about prayer? Well, I think I’ve said to you before, but I make no apology for saying again, that prayer must be at the centre of your Christian life. Without prayer, we cannot be living as Christ wants and needs us to.

Pray now. Pray later. Pray always.

Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

In the last few days I’ve shared a number of prayer quotes with you, but what are quotes without belief?

Do you believe in the power of prayer?

Ido! I think if you ask any Christian they too will tell you that they believe in the power of prayer. Even although we believe in the power of prayer, it still doesn’t mean that we get the answer we want to all our prayers – what it does mean though, is that we believe God will answer all our prayers in the way He sees fit.

Believe in prayer because God does answer them!

The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army play Jesus Answers Prayer:

Here are a few more prayer quotes I hope you enjoy:

  1. “You can do more than pray after you have prayed; but you can never do more than pray until you have prayed.”  A.J. Gordon
  2. “The most important thing a born again Christian can do is to pray.” Chuck Smith
  3. “You may as soon find a living man that does not breath, as a living Christian that does not pray.”  Matthew Henry
  4. “Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer.”  E. M. Bounds
  5. The great people of the earth today are the people who pray!
  6. “The main lesson about prayer is just this: Do it! Do it! Do it! You want to be taught to pray. My answer is pray and never faint, and then you shall never fail…” John Laidlaw
  7. “The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying.  He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray.”  Samuel Chadwick
  8.  “Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.” Sidlow Baxter
  9.  “Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” Corrie ten Boom
  10. “All great soul-winners have been men of much and mighty prayer, and all great revivals have been preceded and carried out by persevering, prevailing knee-work in the closet.”  Samuel Logan Brengle