Friday, February 16, 2007

Scripture and Prayer

"One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Book of God and read it, and believe it. The rest of us will be embarrassed. We have adopted the convenient theory that the Bible is a Book to be explained, whereas first and foremost, it is a Book to be believed (and after that to be obeyed)." Leonard Ravenhill

"Prayer projects faith on God, and God on the world. Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer move God." E.M. Bounds

"Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17)

"Fasting and long hours of prayer do not build faith. Reading books about faith and men of faith and their exploits stirs in the heart a deep passion for faith, but does not build faith. The Word alone is the source of faith." E.W. Kenyon

"Little of the Word with little prayer is death to the spiritual life. Much of the Word with little prayer gives a sickly life. Much prayer with little of the Word gives more life, but without steadfastness. A full measure of the Word and prayer each day gives a healthy and powerful life." Andrew Murray

"When we neglect the daily, quiet, meditative reading of God's Word, we block the lifeline to God's throne of grace. Our abiding in Christ through the Word is a life process that must never cease" Lehman Strauss

"My brothers, see to it that when morning breaks you go to God for sustenance for your spiritual life. That will make you strong against the allurements of the Devil. So many people turn out to face the temptations of the day spiritually unfed, spiritually hungry, and therefore they are attacked by all kinds of enticements of the enemy. It is the man fed by God, spiritually and physically, who is likely to overcome in the hour of temptation." G.Campbell Morgan

"The first thing I did, after having asked in a few words the Lord's blessing upon His precious Word, was to begin to meditate on the Word of God, searching as it were into every verse to get a blessing out of it; not for the sake of the public ministry of the Word, nor for the sake of preaching on what I meditated upon, but for the sake of obtaining food for my own soul. The result I have found to be almost invariably is this, that after a very few minutes my soul has been led to confession, or to thanksgiving, or to intercession, or to supplication; so that, though I did not, as it were, give myself to prayer, but to meditation, yet it turned almost immediately more or less to prayer" George Mueller

"Every promise of Scripture is a writing of God, which may be pleaded before Him with this reasonable request, 'Do as Thou hast said!' The Creator will not cheat the creature who depends upon His truth; and far more, the Heavenly Father will not break His Word to His own child." Charles Spurgeon

"The Word of God is the fulcrum upon which the lever of prayer is placed, and by which things are mightily moved. God has committed Himself, His purpose, and His promise to prayer. His Word becomes the basis, the inspiration of our praying, and there are circumstances under which by importunate prayer, we may obtain an addition or an enlargement of His promises." E.M. Bounds

"The Scriptures are rich in material to feed and stimulate worship and adoration - especially the Psalms, which are God's inspired prayer books. As you read them, turn them into prayer. Vast tracts of truth await your exploration. Great themes abound - God's holiness, sovereignty, truth, wisdom, faithfulness, patience, love, mercy - all of which will call forth our worship" J. Oswald Sanders

1 comment:

SEZ said...

thank you for posting this. i was blessed by it and i'm saving it to will return to it again.