Run to God in the morning – quotes

Pastor Dwain Prayer

99. “Prayer is buried, and lost and Heaven weeps.  If all prayed the wicked would flee from our midst or to the refuge.” Evan Roberts

100. “Ministers who do not spend two hours a day in prayer are not worth a dime a dozen – degrees or no degrees.”  Leonard Ravenhill

101. “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

102. “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

103. “Out of a very intimate acquaintance with D. L. Moody, I wish to testify that he was a far greater prayer than he was preacher. Time and time again, he was confronted by obstacles that seemed insurmountable, but he always knew the way to overcome all difficulties.  He knew the way to bring to pass anything that needed to be brought to pass.  He knew and believed in the deepest depths of his soul that nothing was too hard for the Lord, and that prayer could do anything that God could do.”  R. A. Torrey (Emphasis added)

104. “Prayer – secret, fervent, believing prayer – lies at the root of all personal godliness.”  William Carey

105. The Word of God represents all the possibilities of God as at the disposal of true prayer.” A. T. Pierson

106. “The essence of prayer does not consist in asking God for something but in opening our hearts to God, in speaking with Him, and living with Him in perpetual communion. Prayer is continual abandonment to God. Prayer does not mean asking God for all kinds of things we want; it is rather the desire for God Himself, the only Giver of Life, Prayer is not asking, but union with God. Prayer is not a painful effort to gain from God help in the varying needs of our lives. Prayer is the desire to possess God Himself, the Source of all life. The true spirit of prayer does not consist in asking for blessings, but in receiving Him who is the giver of all blessings, and in living a life of fellowship with Him.” Sadhu Sundar Singh

107. “Closet communion needs time for the revelation of God’s presence.  It is vain to say, ‘I have too much work to do to find time.’  You must find time or forfeit blessing.  God knows how to save for you the time you sacredly keep for communion with Him.”  A. T. Pierson  (Emphasis added).

108. “Depend upon it, if you are bent on prayer, the devil will not leave you alone. He will molest you, tantalize you, block you, and will surely find some hindrances, big or little or both. And we sometimes fail because we are ignorant of his devices…I do not think he minds our praying about things if we leave it at that. What he minds, and opposes steadily, is the prayer that prays on until it is prayed through, assured of the answer.”  Mary Warburton Booth 

109. “I have seen many men work without praying, though I have never seen any good come out of it; but I have never seen a man pray without working.”  James Hudson Taylor

110. “It is in the field of prayer that life’s critical battles are lost or won. We must conquer all our circumstances there. We must first of all bring them there. We must survey them there. We must master them there. In prayer we bring our spiritual enemies into the Presence of God and we fight them there. Have you tried that? Or have you been satisfied to meet and fight your foes in the open spaces of the world?”  J. H. Jowett

111. He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day. John Bunyan

112. “Prayer is the first thing, the second thing, the third thing necessary to a minister. Pray, then my dear brother; pray, pray, pray.”  Edward Payson