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Sometimes we think we are too busy to pray. That is a great mistake, for praying is a saving of time.

Sometimes, perhaps, thou hearest another pray with much freedom and fluency, whilst thou canst hardly get out a few broken words. Hence thou art ready to accuse thyself and admire him, as if the gilding of the key made it open the door the better.

Spread out your petition before God, and then say, "Thy will, not mine, be done." The sweetest lesson I have learned in God's school is to let the Lord choose for me.

Straight praying is never born of crooked conduct.

Take my will, and make it Thine, It shall be no longer mine; Take my heart, it is Thine own; It shall be Thy royal throne.

Teach me, O God, not to torture myself, not to make a martyr out of myself through stifling reflection, but rather teach me to breathe deeply in faith.

Teach us to pray often, that we may pray oftener.

Temptations which accompany the working day will be conquered on the basis of the morning breakthrough to God. Decisions, demanded by work, become easier and simpler where they are made not in the fear of men, but only in the sight of God. He wants to give us today the power which we need for our work.

The Ancient Mariner said to Neptune during a great storm, 'O God, you will save me if you wish, but I am going to go on holding my tiller straight.'

The answer of our prayers is secured by the fact that in rejecting them God would in a certain sense deny His own nature.

The best and sweetest flowers of paradise God gives to his people when they are on their knees. - Prayer is the gate of heaven - the key to let us into paradise.

The best answer to all objections urged against prayer is the fact that man cannot help praying; for we may be sure that that which is so spontaneous and ineradicable in human nature has its fitting objects and methods in the arrangements of a boundless Providence.

The best prayers have often more groans than words.

The body of our prayer is the sum of our duty; and as we must ask of God whatsoever we need, so we must watch and labor for all that we ask.

The Christian will find his parentheses for prayer even in the busiest hours of life.

The cry of a young raven is nothing but the natural cry of a creature, but your cry, if it be sincere, is the result of a work of grace in your heart.

The deepest wishes of the heart find expression in secret prayer.

The Ediles among the Romans had their doors always standing open, that all who had petitions might have free access to them. - The door of heaven is always open for the prayers of God's people.

The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

The end of our prayers is often gained by an answer very different from what we expect. "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?" was the question of Paul; and a large part of the answer was, "I will show him how great things he must suffer."


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