atone for lack of fire. Prayer ascends by fire. Flame
gives prayer access as well
as wings, acceptance as well as energy. There is no incense without fire;
no prayer without flame.
E. M. Bounds
Bear up the hands that hang down, by faith and prayer;
support the tottering knees. Have you any days of fasting
and prayer? Storm the throne of grace and persevere
therin, and mercy will come down.
Before the great revival in Gallneukirchen broke out,
Martin Boos spent hours and days and often nights in
lonely agonies of intercession. Afterwards, when he
preached, his words were as flame, and the hearts of the
people as grass.
D. M. McIntyre, D. D.
How many Christians there are who cannot pray, and who
seek by effort, resolve, joining prayer circles, etc., to
cultivate in themselves the "holy art of intercession," and
all to no purpose. Here for them and for all is the only
secret of a real prayer life... "Be filled with the Spirit," who
is "the Spirit of grace and supplication."
Rev. J. Stuart Holden
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