If you are like me, then you are always on the lookout for great axioms on prayer. From time to time I will come across some kernels of truth about this essential practice that seems to springboard my Christian walk. It is my hope that this list of 34 remarks on prayer will be of some use to you in your walk with God and as a leader in your local church.
#1 – The preacher’s best work is done on his knees.
#2 – If God did not intend to hear us, he would not bid us pray.
#3 – God does nothing but by prayer.
#4 – The right man, praying the right kind of prayer, will get the right kind of answer.
#5 – You don’t have to be talented to pray.
#6 – What is wrong with me is wrong with my prayer life.
#7 – Prayer is the key that opens and shuts heaven. (James 5:17-18James 5:17-18
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV
17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. earnestly: or, in his prayer subject...: of the same nature, that is, a fellow mortal 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
#8 – The object of prayer is to move the arm of God.
#9 – The object of prayer is to get the ear of God.
#10 – The object of prayer is to get the answer.
#11 – Prayer is to the soul what breathing is to the body.
#12 – Until you pray, you can do nothing but pray.
#13 – We should pray specifically, seriously, and steadfastly.
#14 – Unbelief says, I see something in the hand of God, and I cannot get it.
#15 – Don’t treat prayer like a spare tire.
#16 – Very little of eternal importance is done apart from prayer.
#17 – Nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer except that which lies beyond the will of God.
#18 – The quickest way to get a church on its feet is to get it on its knees.
#19 – “What a man is, he is on his knees before God, and nothing more.” – Robert Murray McCheyne
#20 – What comes from God in a promise should be sent back to Him in a prayer. (Revelation 22:20Revelation 22:20
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
#21 – You can’t get a $10,000 answer to a 10-cent prayer.
#22 – Where I cannot go on my feet, I can go on my knees.
#23 – I am praying that God will make me:
1. A victorious man
2. A Spirit-filled man
3. A man of prayer
4. A man of the Word
5. A surrendered man
6. A man of one purpose
– Oswald J. Smith
#24 – Five ingredients in prayer:
#25 – The measure of your spiritual life is your prayer life.
#26 – I want God to hear me when I pray and men to hear me when I preach.
#27 – If you cannot go to God with a broken heart go to Him for one.
#28 – You are not going to reach the masses by great sermons. We must “move the arm that moves the world.” To do that, we must be clear and right before God. – D. L. Moody
#29 – A church is only as powerful as it is prayerful.
#30 – “Prayer pulls the rope, and the great bell rings above in the ear of God. Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray so languidly; others give but an occasional pluck at the rope; but he who wins with heaven is the man who grasps the rope boldly and pulls continually with all his might.” – C. H. Spurgeon
#31 – The ministry of Christ reflected His prayer life.
#32 – Our ministry reflects our prayer life.
#33 – “Communion is the line that joins us to the battery of God’s power.” – M. R. DeHaan
#34 – “He who would preach powerfully must pray effectively.” – Dr. Oswald J. Smith
These remarks have been taken from the book A Manual For Young Pastors (And Older Ones Too) by Dr. Jim Phillips. Dr. Phillips has graciously given permission for The Working Pastor to use his material. Any quotes from here need to be given to Dr. Phillips. For those who would like a copy of this book simply contact Brother Phillips: Dr. Jim Phillips – 13 Darby Hill Lane Taylors, SC 29687 or call: 864-609-9431 The book is $17.00 and $3.00 S&H.;
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Originally posted 2011-02-16 00:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter