|"The first purpose of our prayers
should always be, not the supply of our personal needs, but
the worship and adoration of our God."
"The command for the church to pray is as much a part
of the Great Commission as the command to 'Go .... and teach
-Armin R. Gesswein
"Satan wants you to talk about people and their needs;
the Holy Spirit wants you to intercede in prayer for them.
-Wesley L. Duewel
"It is worth something as showing the influence of the
Church on sinners, when the latter believe in prayer and
beg Christian people to pray for them.
"The God-always-answers-prayer sophistry leaves the
praying man without discipline.
-A. W. Tozer
"The man that never fasts is no more in the way to heaven
than the man who never prays."
"Behind every work of God you will always find some
- Dwight L. Moody
night I took a journey
To a Land across the seas;
I did not go by boat or plane,
I traveled on my knees.
I saw so many people there
In deepest depths of sin,
But Jesus told me I should go,
That there was souls to win.
But I said, "Jesus, I cannot go
And word with such as these."
He answered quickly, "Yes, you can
By traveling on your knees."
He said, "You pray, I'll meet the need.
You call and I will hear,
Be concerned about lost souls,
Of those both far and near."
And so I tried it, knelt in prayer,
Gave up some hours of ease;
I felt the Lord right by my side
While traveling on my knees.
As I prayed on and saw souls saved
And twisted bodies healed,
And saw God's workers' strength renewed
While laboring on the field.
I said, "Yes, Lord, I have a job,
My desire Thy will to please;
I can go and heed Thy call
By traveling on knees."
~ Sandra Goodwin