“If Christ’s church pleads with her own Husband, she cannot be refused” (MTP 13:81).
“Prayer is the great door of spiritual blessing, and if you close it you shut out the favour” (MTP 28:549).
“Much in prayer, much in Heaven; slow in prayer, slow in progress” (MTP 7:292).
“Prevailing prayer takes the Christian to Carmel, and enables him to cover Heaven with clouds of blessings and Earth with floods of mercy” (MTP 11:153).
“We can only pray without an ‘if’ when we are quite sure that our will must be God’s will” (MTP 11:151).
10. Prayer changes things because it corrects our posture.
“If our prayers had less of the tail feathers of pride and more wing they would be all the better” (Morning and Evening, January 14, AM).
“The act of prayer teaches us our unworthiness, which is a very salutary lesson for such proud beings as we are” (MTP 9:243).
Spurgeon’s encouragement for you today
“Young man, I say, try the Lord. Young woman, prove him, see whether he be true or not. If God be true, you cannot seek mercy at his hands through Jesus Christ and get a negative reply. He must, for his own promise and character bind him to it, open mercy’s gate to you who knock with all your heart. God help you, believing in Christ Jesus, to cry aloud unto God, and his answer of peace is already on the way to meet you” (MTP 11:156).
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