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How many of us will ever sit... bow our heads, and pray "Lord, show me where I'm wrong"?

How those holy men of old could storm the battlements above! When there was no way to look but up, they lifted up their eyes to God who made the hills, with unshakable confidence.

I always love to begin a journey on Sundays, because I shall have the prayers of the church to preserve all that travel by land, or water.

I am used to praying when I am alone, thank God. But when I come together with other people, when I need more than ever to pray, I still cannot get used to it.

I believe I should have been swept away by the flood of French infidelity, if it had not been for one thing, the remembrance of the time when my sainted mother used to make me kneel by her side, taking my little hands in hers, and caused me to repeat the Lord's Prayer.

I desire no other evidence of the truth to Christianity than the Lord's Prayer.

I did this night promise my wife never to go to bed without calling upon God, upon my knees, in prayer.

I feel it is far better to begin with God, to see His face first, to get my soul near Him before it is near another. In general it is best to have at least one hour alone with God before engaging in anything else.

I find in the Psalms much the same range of mood and expression as I perceive within my own life of prayer.

I firmly believe a great many prayers are not answered because we are not willing to forgive someone.

I have been benefited by praying for others; for by making an errand to God for them I have gotten something for myself.

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.

I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered.

I have to hurry all day to get time to pray.

I know no blessing so small as to be reasonably expected without prayer, nor any so great but may be attained by it.

I never was deeply interested in any subject, I never prayed sincerely for any thing, but it came. At some time, no matter at how distant a day, somehow, in some shape - probably the last I should devise - it came.

I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.

I seldom made an errand to God for another but I got something for myself.

I think Christians fail so often to get answers to their prayers because they do not wait long enough on God. They just drop down and say a few words, and then jump up and forget it and expect God to answer them. Such praying always reminds me of the small boy ringing his neighbor's door-bell, and then running away as fast as he can go.

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.


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