Prayer Quote of the Week: 6       12/9/01 - 3/10/02

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12/9/01 "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.  God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth." -Jesus Christ (John 4:23,24)

12/16/01 "I judge that my prayer is more than the Devil himself; if it were otherwise, Luther would have fared differently long before this.  Yet men will not see and acknowledge the great wonders or miracles God works in my behalf.  If I should neglect prayer but a single day, I should lose a great deal of the fire of faith."  -Martin Luther

12/23/01 "Verily I say unto you, Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."  -Jesus Christ (Matthew 18:20)

12/30/01 "Of him, one who knew him well wrote: "He thought prayer to be more his business than anything else, and I have seen him come out of his closet with a serenity of face next to shining."  (-written of John Wesley)

1/6/02 "As the engine never moves until the fire is kindled, so preaching, with all its machinery, perfection, and polish, is at a dead standstill, as far as spiritual results are concerned, till prayer has kindled and created the steam."  -E. M. Bounds

 3/3/02 "The holier a man is, the more does he estimate prayer; the clearer does he see that God gives himself to the praying ones, and that the measure of God's revelation to the soul is the measure of the soul's longing, importunate prayer for God."  -E. M. Bounds

3/10/02 "But 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, and if I may so speak, a familiarity with God, wherewith we ask, and that successfully, the graces we stand in need of."   -Brother Lawrence

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