Thoughts on Prayer

He that would be in little temptation, let him be much in prayer.  Praying only for carnal things shows a carnal heart, and leaves it carnal.  Prayer is a key in the hand of faith to unlock God’s treasures.  A family without prayer is like a house without a roof – exposed to every wind that blows, and every storm that rages.  Prayer will compel a man to leave off sinning; or sinning will make him leave off praying.  The greatest and hardest preparation for heaven is within; the spirit of prayer can effect this.  Do you profess to love any one for whom you have never prayed?  Prayer is heart-work.  Rhetoric cannot pray with all his words; but Faith can pray, even when she has no words.  In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.  Pray not only in the name of Christ, but in the faith of Christ.  The gift of prayer may have praise from men, but the grace of prayer has power with God.

How true that is.  Let us all strive, with the help of the Spirit, to pray more.

                                                                                                         – hentycrew

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About William Moore

I am a Christian, saved and living by God's grace. I am doing this blog on a book called, "The World of Religious Anecdote," or, as I like to call it, "Christian Anecdotes." The reason why I am doing this blog, on a book, instead of about myself, is because there are so many unedifying things in the world, so that we, as Christians, need to take the world and subdue it for our Lord. I believe and hope that is what I am doing here, in this blog. I try to do my posts twice a week, in order to keep the flow going. I hope you enjoy reading, learning, and sharing this book, "Christian Anecdotes."
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