Prayer Quotes by E.M. Bounds, Day 3

Prayer is not acting a part or going through religious motions.

Prayer is neither official nor formal nor ceremonial, but direct, hearty, intense.

Prayer is the helpless and needy child crying to the compassion of the father’s heart and the bounty and power of a father’s hand.*

*E.M. Bounds, The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer, p.350.

A Brother’s Prayers

A certain preacher, whose sermons converted many souls, received a revelation from God. It was not his sermons or works, but the prayers of an illiterate lay brother who sat on the pulpit steps pleading for the success of the sermon that brought men to the Lord.

This could be the case with us as well. It may be that after laboring long and wearily, without good prayer, all honor belongs to another builder whose prayers were gold, silver and precious stones, while our sermonizing, being apart from prayer, are but hay and stubble. —Charles Spurgeon*

*E.M. Bounds, Praying That Receives Answers, p. 113.