Prayer Quote of the Week: 5        11/4/01 - 12/2/01

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11/11/01 "This unction is not the gift of genius. It is not found in the halls of learning. No eloquence can woo it. No industry can win it. No prelatical hands can confer it. It is the gift of God -- the signet set to his own messengers. It is heaven's knighthood given to the chosen true and brave ones who have sought this anointed honor through many an hour of tearful, wrestling prayer."  -E. M. Bounds

11/18/01 "Praying gives sense, brings wisdom, broadens and strengthens the mind. The closet is a perfect school-teacher and schoolhouse for the preacher. Thought is not only brightened and clarified in prayer, but thought is born in prayer. We can learn more in an hour praying, when praying indeed, than from many hours in the study. Books are in the closet which can be found and read nowhere else. Revelations are made in the closet which are made nowhere else."  -E. M. Bounds

11/25/01 "For nothing reaches the heart but what is from the heart, or pierces the conscience but what comes from a living conscience."             -William Penn 

12/2/01 "...when we are faithful to keep ourselves in His holy Presence, and set Him always before us, this not only hinders our offending Him, and doing anything that may displease Him, at least willfully, but it also begets in us a holy freedom...a familiarity with God, wherewith we ask, and that successfully, the graces we stand in need of."                               -Brother Lawrence 


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