There are many “Reasons to Pray” I have published a few articles on the subject here on this web site over the years. I found this one intriguing because the author uses not his own opinion, but historical quotes to make his points. With all the current turmoil going on worldwide and especially the (un)civil unrest in America I think it a timely article.
10 Reasons to Pray
Nathan Busenitz | May 29, 2020
Here are ten reminders for Christians about the vital need to cultivate a personal prayer life, as articulated by notable ministers from church history.
1. True effectiveness comes not through methods, but through prayer.
A. C. Dixon: When we rely upon organization, we get what organization can do; when we rely upon education, we get what education can do; when we rely upon eloquence, we get what eloquence can do, and so on. Nor am I disposed to undervalue any of these things in their proper place, but when we rely upon prayer, we get what God can do.1
D. L. Moody: Those who have left the deepest impression on this sin-cursed earth have been men and women of prayer.2
E. M. Bounds: What the Church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men and women whom the Holy Ghost can use — people of prayer, people mighty in prayer.3
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