Faith, and hope, and patience and all the strong, beautiful, vital forces of piety are withered and dead in a prayerless life. The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom, and fruitage in prayer.
God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. They outlive the lives of those who uttered them.
Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God’s work. Praying hearts and hands only can do God’s work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails.
Prayer honors God, acknowledges His being, exalts His power, adores His providence, secures His aid.
Prayer puts God’s work in His hands-and keeps it there.
Prayer is our most formidable weapon, the thing which makes all else we do efficient.
It is hard to wait and press and pray, and hear no voice, but stay till God answers.
The possibilities of prayer…
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