“He was very tired, but he walked bravely on through the mist and darkness, praying in his heart that the King would watch over him. And after a time he thought of some words that he had read in the King’s Book. ‘He shall give his angels charge over thee.'”*
Claim that same promise when you pray, for the Lord will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways (Psalm 91:11).
*Helen Taylor, Little Pilgrim’s Progress, p. 89.
A petitioner brought his petition to the Prince, who sent him away with silence.*
If I regard wickedness in my heart, the Lord will not hear (Psalm 66:18).
*adapted from John Bunyan, The Holy War, p. 161.
The Holy War, an allegory on the Christian life by John Bunyan, shows the impact of prayer on spiritual warfare.
“A petition was delivered to the King’s Son. He read it, and because it pleased him, he added some things and with his own hand carried it to the King. The petition made the King glad, but how much more, when it was seconded by His Son.*
Christ Jesus, who is at the right hand of God, also intercedes for us (from Romans 8:34).
*adapted from John Bunyan, The Holy War, p. 128-129.
You can do more than pray once you’ve prayed.
But you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. -John Bunyan