Learning To Pray From Other Christians

Learning to Pray From Other Christians
(September 2013 - Week 5)

(1). “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” [Martin Luther]

(2). "God was pleased to grant me divine sweetness in prayer; especially in the duty of intercession. I think, I never felt so much kindness and love to those who, I have reason to think, are my enemies,--though at that time I found such a disposition to think the best of all, that I scarce knew how to think that any such thing as enmity and hatred lodged in any soul; it seemed as if all the world must needs be friends. I never prayed wth more freedom and delight for myself, or dearest friend, than I did now for my enemies." [David Brainerd]

(3). “Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will make a man cease from prayer.” [John Bunyan] “He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find him the rest of the day.”

(4). “Quit playing, start praying. Quit feasting, start fasting. Talk less with men, talk more with God. Listen less to men, listen to the words of God. Skip travel, start travail.” [Leonard Ravenhill]

(5). Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us...

(6). Prayer thought: We are surrounded by witnesses in history who taught us what they learned from praying, and who would encourage us to go beyond what they had learned.