Christian Fellowship 1996-12-17 - Some Thoughts on Prayer.

Prayer is the soul's breathing itself into the bosom of its heavenly Father. --Thomas Watson

You can do more than pray, after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. --John Bunyan

I had rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous. --Thomas Lye

The angel fetched Peter out of the prison, but it was prayer fetched the angel. --Thomas Watson

Pray often; for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan. --John Bunyan

That which begins not with prayer, seldom winds up with comfort. --John Flavel

When I pray coincidences happen, and when I do not, they don't. --William Temple

Many a person is praying for rain with his tub the wrong side up. --Sam Jones

Doubtful prayer is no prayer at all. --John Calvin

Our lives must be as holy as our prayers. --Andrew Murray

To pray well is the better half of study. --Martin Luther

Anything is a blessing which makes us pray. --C. H. Spurgeon

When prayers are strongest, mercies are nearest. --Edward Reynolds

We are to pray only for what God has promised, and for the communication of it unto us in that way whereby he will work it and effect it.-John Owen

Cold prayers always freeze before they reach heaven. --Thomas Brooks

You should, in Tertullian's phrase, with a holy conspiracy, besiege heaven. -Thomas Manton

Soli Deo Gloria,