Devotional Thought for Today – 01/26/2022

Prayer Series XX

The Amazing Power of Prayer from the Inside Out - Dr. Roger Barrier

We continue with excerpts from: Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer.

Encouragements to Pray

How kindly God allures us to Himself: “Before they call, I will answer, and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” (Isaiah 65:24)

John Calvin

Prayer . . . is more pleasing to Him than any other work: whether . . . we are asking Him for something, or singing His praises, or giving Him thanks.

Theodore Beza

Prayer is the key to heaven’s treasures.

John Gerhard

God loves to load the wings of prayer with the choicest and chief blessings . . . He loves not to come empty-handed to those who have tarried long begging at mercy’s door.

Ralph Erskine

Thou art coming to a King;

Large petitions with thee bring;

For His grace and power are such

None can ever ask too much.

John Newton

This is our greatest honour. To have leave to approach the throne of grace, to come with freedom and boldness into God’s presence, and disclose all our thoughts and desires before Him, is a singular privilege . . . Prayer is a great preferment, because it brings us nigh to God.

Jonathan Edwards

Bible Proof Texts: 2 Chronicles 7:14, Psalm 32:6a, Psalm 145:18, Jeremiah 29:12, Luke 11:9-10, John 16:24, Romans 10:13, Ephesians 5:19-20, Philippians 4:6b, Hebrews 4:16. (KJV, AMP, NBLA)

“Without meditation grace never thrives, prayer is languid, praise is dull, and religious duties are unprofitable. It is easier to hear a year of sermons—than to spend an hour in close, devout, profitable thoughts on divine things.”

William S. Plumer

The tree of the promise will not drop its fruit, unless shaken by the hand of prayer.

Thomas Watson

The Excellency of Prayer! (By William Huntington, in a letter to a friend)

There is no habit that we should more sedulously form (J.R. Miller)

If our lives were as good as our prayers (J.R. Miller)

This would help you more than anything! (George Everard)

No time is so well spent! (J.C. Ryle)

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