Jesus went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone (Matthew 14:23).
“Oh, the thought of having God all alone to myself, and knowing that God has me all alone to Himself!”*
*Andrew Murray as quoted in Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman, p. 403.
Prayer is a conversation with God in which authenticity of spirit and attentiveness of mind are essential.*
*Eugene Peterson, Praying with Jesus, February 25.
“Jesus told his disciples . . . that they should always pray and never give up.
God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night.”
(Luke 18:1-7 NLT).
“The enemies of the Protestant cause dreaded the prayers of Knox more than they feared the armies of ten thousand men.”
Charles H. Spurgeon, Spurgeon’s Lectures to his Students, p. 44.
He prayed, “with so much reverence, as if he were speaking to God, yet with so much confidence as if he were speaking to his friend.”*
*David Otis Fuller, D.D., Spurgeon’s Lectures to His Students, p. 43.
The great things of life are bestowed only upon those who pray. But we learn to pray best in suffering. ~ Peter Wust
God listens to the crying heart in the secret place.*
*Samuel Chadwick, God Listens.