It seems that everywhere I turn recently I am being reminded of the importance and the power of prayer. So I thought I'd share with you some great quotes on prayer from those who have gone before us and have learned from experience. Here are a few quotes(1):
"[Prayer is the] slender nerve that moves the muscles of omnipotence."_______________________
- Charles Spurgeon
"Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouses of God's infinite grace and power. All that God is and all that God does is at the disposal of prayer. Prayer can do anything God can do, and as God can do anything, prayer is omnipotent."
- R.A. Torrey
"It is possible to move men through God by prayer alone."
- Hudson Taylor
"Work, work from early till late. In fact, I have so much work to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer."
- Martin Luther (when discussing the importance of making time for prayer)
"Prayer opens a whole planet to man's activities."
- S.D. Gordon
"Through prayer you can accompany any missionary to the remote reaches of the earth. Through prayer you can walk through crowded bazaars, minister in steaming jungles, feed millions of starving men, women, and children, hungry for bread for their bodies and for the Bread of Life."
- Wesley Duewel
"God will do nothing on earth, except in answer to believeing prayer."
- John Wesley
"Words fail to explain how necessary prayer is...while God never slumbers or sleeps He is inactive, as if forgetting us, when He sees us idle and mute."
- John Calvin
"I scoured the New Testament some time ago, looking for things God does in ministry that are not prompted by prayer. Do you know what I found? Nothing. I don't mean I had trouble finding an item or two: I mean I found nothing. Everything God does in the work of ministry he does through prayer."
- David Jeremiah
"Prayer is not so much another weapon on our list of weaponry as it is the actual battle."
- Dick Eastman
(1) All quotes taken from Dave Earley's book Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High-Impact Leaders