"Prayer Leaders of America Calling The Church To Prayer"
PRAYER QUOTES FOR PRAYER LEADERS
Andrew Murray - “What a cause of inexpressible pain to the Holy Spirit is all this prayerlessness in the Church!
Andrew Murray - “The person who mobilizes the Christian Church to pray, will make the greatest contribution in history to world evangelism.”
Andrew Bonar - “O brother, pray, in spite of satan, pray spend hours in prayer, rather neglect friends than not pray: Rather fast, and lose breakfast, dinner, tea and supper – and sleep too, than not pray. And we must not talk about prayer, we must pray:”
Armin Gesswein - "If you want to see how popular the church is, attend Sunday morning worship. If you want to see how popular the pastor is, attend Sunday evening. if you want to see how popular God is, attend the prayer meeting."
Armin Gesswein - "We must never get away from the fact that when Jesus built His Church He built a prayer meeting."
Billy Graham - If you do not feel like praying, it is probably a good indication that you should start praying immediately.”
Brother Lawrence - "There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.”
Charles Finney - "Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other's hearts in prayer."
Corrie Ten Boom - "When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy.”
Corrie Ten Boom - "Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?"
Dick Eastman - "When people cease to pray, no matter the reasons, Christians backslide, Youth rebel, Preachers leave pulpits, Mission Fields close and Denominations die".
Dick Eastman – Something happens when I pray, that doesn’t happen when I don’t. Therefore something goes undone in the kingdom if I do not pray.
Dick Eastman - "Someone described the life of Jesus Christ as follows: He went from prayer meeting to prayer meeting and in between he performed miracles."
Dr. Bill Bright – The Late Founder and President of Campus Crusade for Christ. Said :No segment of our society is more strategic and more in need of prayer than pastors and their families. They urgently and desperately need our love, encouragement and earnest prayers
E.M. Bounds - “ God Shapes the World by Prayer. The more prayer there is in the world, the better the world will be, and the mightier the forces against evil. If this is true, then prayer should be the main business of our day.
E. M. Bounds - "The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men…Men of prayer."
E.M. Bounds - "The reformer is one who with clarion voice will call the ministry back to it’s knees."
Henry Martyn- “let me burn out for God, After all whatever God may appoint, prayer is the greatest thing. Oh that I may be a man of prayer.
Johnathan Edwards - "If some Christians that have been complaining of their Pastors had said and acted less before men and applied themselves with all their might to cry to God for their Pastors, had as it were risen and stormed Heaven with their humble, fervent and non-stop prayers for them. They would have been much more in the way of success".
John Welch - “Pray for your pastor. Pray for his body, that he may be kept strong and spared many years. Pray for his soul, that he may be kept humble and holy, a burning and shining light. Pray for his .ministry, that it may be abundantly blessed, that he may be anointed to preach good tidings. Let there be no secret prayer without naming him before your God, no family prayer without carrying your pastor in your hearts to God.”
John Welch - prayed seven or eight hours a day. He used to keep a special blanket on his bed that he might wrap himself in when he rose during the night. Sometimes his wife found him on the ground lying weeping. When she complained, he would say, ‘O, woman, I have the souls of three thousand to answer for, and I know not how it is with many of them."
John Wesley – “God does nothing apart from prayer, but he does everything by it.”
John Wesley - "I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it.”
J. Sidlow Baxter - "Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons; but they are helpless against our prayers."
Leonard Ravenhill - “It may be that Satan has little cause to fear most preaching. Yet past experiences sting him to rally all his infernal army to fight against God’s people praying.”
Leonard Ravenhill – "The most fervent prayer meetings in all the world are in hell, but it is too late for them."
Leonard Ravenhill – “The Cinderella of the church of today is the prayer meeting.
Leonard Ravenhill “It may be that Satan has little cause to fear most preaching. Yet past experiences sting him to rally all his infernal army to fight against God’s people praying.”
Leonard Ravenhill - “Lord, I tearfully ask, teach me to pray with groanings so that there are earthquakes in hell. Teach me the groanings of the Spirit until Angels stand in awe. Teach me Spirit-Born intercession that changes history. Teach me the birth pangs of the Holy Ghost until hell-shaking revival is born. Lead me into travail that will hold back divine judgment from the nations for a little season. Let me be a living sacrifice on the Altar of prayer, “bleeding to bless” until flood tides of mercy sweeps the nations. Lord break my heart in intercession until my eyes like that of Jeremiah are a fountain of tears weeping for the slain of an educated but spiritually dead people.”
Leonard Ravenhill - "Let the fires go out in the boiler room of the church and the place will still look smart and clean, but it will be cold. The Prayer Room is the boiler room for its spiritual life."
Leonard Ravenhill - "Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray! For prayer is a great deterrent."
Mario Murrilo - “In Revival Prayer, A person presents himself or herself before God to give birth to an act of God in their City."
Oswald Chambers - "Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work."
Paul Billheimer – "A church without an intelligent, well organized and systematic prayer ministry is simply operating a religious treadmill. Any Church program no matter how impressive, if it is not supported by an adequate prayer ministry, is little more than an ecclesiastic treadmill.. It is doing little or no damage to Satans kingdom."
R. A. Torrey - "Any church may have a mighty Man of God for it's Pastor, If it is willing to pay the price, and that price is not a big salary, but Great Praying. It's up to you!"
Robert Murray McCheyene - “No amount of service on behalf of the king will ever make up for the neglect of the king himself."
St. Augustine “Without God we cannot, Without us God will not!”
Ted Rose – “I am convinced that in all history there has never been a greater need to Pray for our Pastors than exists right now! Pastors are experiencing an unprecedented wave of attacks, stresses, challenges. obstacles. pressures.”
Ted Rose - “The only hope for our nation now is for the Church to get on its knees and pray” The destiny of our nation awaits our decision to pray or not pray!
Ted Rose – “God has chosen to use the prayers of His people to accomplish will on earth, when God wants to do something, he looks for an intercessor who will pray!”
William Law - "God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede. -- that makes us love a man so much as praying for him.”
William Temple - "When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't pray, they don't.”
W.A. Criswell – "The first priority of the Leader is to Pray for and be concerned for the welfare of your flock. The key to the rest of our life and ministry will be the investment of prayer we make in the lives of others."
President Abraham Lincoln - in National Proclamation of Prayer and Repentance, 1863 “ We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”
President Abraham Lincoln - "I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go."