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#1. Faith accepts the Bible as the word and will of God and rests upon its truth without question and without other evidence. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#2. It is true that Bible prayers in word and print are short, but the praying men of the Bible were with God through many a sweet and holy wrestling hour. They won by few words but long waiting. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#3. That man cannot possibly be called a Christian, who does not pray. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#4. Woe to the generation of sons who find their censers empty of the rich incense of prayer, whose fathers have been too busy or too unbelieving to pray, and perils inexpressible and consequences untold are their unhappy heritage. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#5. We may excuse the spiritual poverty of our preaching in many ways, but the true secret will be found in the lack of urgent prayer for God's presence in the power of the Holy Spirit. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#6. The prayers of God's saints strengthen the unborn generation against the desolating waves of sin and evil. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#7. The men to whom Jesus Christ committed the fortunes and destiny of His Church were men of prayer. To no other kind of men has God ever committed Himself in this world. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#8. We can never know God as it is our privilege to know Him by brief repetitions that are requests for personal favors, and nothing more. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#9. It is not great talents or great learning or great preachers that God needs, but men great in holiness, great in faith, great in love, great in fidelity, great for God ... - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#10. If the devil can get the church to withdraw from prayer by believing reasonable excuses, the church is under his dominion. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#11. The preachers who gain mighty results for God are the men who have prevailed in their pleadings with God ere venturing to plead with men. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#12. Prayer is the language of a man burdened with a sense of need. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#13. We can do nothing without prayer. All things can be done by importunate prayer. It surmounts or removes all obstacles, overcomes every resisting force and gains its ends in the face of invincible hindrances. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#14. The houses of Heaven are God-built and are as enduring and incorruptible as their builder. We will have bodies after the resurrection; transfigured they will be after the model of Christ's glorious body. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#15. We can never expect to grow in the likeness of our Lord unless we follow His example and give more time to communion with the Father. A revival of real praying would produce a spiritual revolution. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#16. No erudition, no purity of diction, no width of mental outlook, no flowers of eloquence, no grace of person can 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. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#17. Preaching is not the performance of an hour. It is the outflow of a life. It takes twenty years to make a sermon because it takes twenty years to make the man. The true sermon is a thing of life. The sermon grows because the man grows. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#18. A denial of the reality of demonical possessions on the part of anyone who believes the Gospel narrative to be true and inspired may justly be regarded as simply and plainly inconceivable. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#19. If prayer puts God to work on earth, then, by the same token, prayerlessness rules God out of the world's affairs and prevents Him from working. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#20. You will find out that in the measure you have allowed yourself to look back you have missed that which God has for you. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#21. Prayer puts God's work in his hands-and keeps it there. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#22. Prayer is the one prime, eternal condition by which the Father is pledged to put the Son in possession of the world. Christ prays through His people. Had there been importunate, universal, and continuous prayer by God's people, long ere this the earth had been possessed for Christ. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#23. The Scriptures bear ample and continuous evidence that the faith of the resurrection of the body lies in the faith that Jesus Christ died and rose again. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#24. Prayer and a holy life are one. They mutually act and react. Neither can survive alone. The absence of the one is the absence of the other. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#25. Prayer is a specific divine appointment, an ordinance of Heaven, whereby God purposes to carry out His gracious designs on earth and to execute and make efficient the plan of salvation. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#26. Walking with God down the avenue of prayer we acquire something of His likeness, and unconsciously we become witnesses to others of His beauty and His grace. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#27. Bread for today is bread enough. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#28. Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#29. Praying men must be strong in hope, and faith, and prayer. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#30. Our praying, however, needs to be pressed and pursued with an energy that never tires, a persistency which will not be denied, and a courage which never fails. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#31. Sainthood's piety is made, refined, perfected, by prayer. The gospel moves with slow and timid pace when the saints are not at their prayers early and late and long. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#32. The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom and fruitage in prayer. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#33. In the Bible, we have the facts and history of man's redemption. Incidentally or essentially, other worlds and other beings are brought prominently on the stage of redemption purposes and plans. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#34. A severe apprenticeship in the trade of praying must be served in order to become a journeyman in it. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#35. Holy living is essential preparation for prayer. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#36. Every mighty move of the Spirit of God has had its source in the prayer chamber. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#37. Those who know God the best are the richest and most powerful in prayer. Little acquaintance with God, and strangeness and coldness to Him, make prayer a rare and feeble thing. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#38. By prayer, the ability is secured to feel the law of love, to speak according to the law of love, and to do everything in harmony with the law of love. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#39. A holy life does not live in the closet, but it cannot live without the closet. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#40. Prayer is the highest intelligence, the profoundest wisdom, the most vital, the most joyous, the most efficacious, the most powerful of all vocations. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#41. He who would pray, must obey. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#42. Heavenly citizenship and heavenly homesickness are in prayer. Prayer is an appeal from the lowness, from the emptiness, from the need of earth, to the highness, the fullness and to the all-sufficiency of heaven. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#43. The Bible nowhere enters into an argument to prove the person and being of God. It assumes His being and reveals His person and character. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#44. The word of God is the food by which prayer is nourished and made strong. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#45. Men would pray better if they lived better. They would get more from God if they lived more obedient and well-pleasing to God. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#46. Prayer honors God, acknowledges His being, exalts His power, adores His providence, secures His aid. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#47. Prayer-leadership preserves the spirituality of the Church, just as prayerless leaders make for unspiritual conditions. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#48. When trust is perfect and there is no doubt, prayer is simply the outstretched hand ready to receive. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#49. Praying men are God's agents on earth, the representative of government of Heaven, set to a specific task on the earth. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#50. The character of our praying will determine the character of our preaching. Light praying makes light preaching. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#51. The character as well as the fortunes of the gospel is committed to the preacher. He makes or mars the message from God to man. The preacher is the golden pipe through which the divine oil flows. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#52. God's willingness to answer our prayers exceeds our willingness to give good and necessary things to our children, just as far as God's ability, goodness and perfection exceed our infirmities and evil. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#53. The men who have most fully illustrated Christ in their character and have most powerfully affected the world for Him have been men who spend so much time with God as to make it a notable feature in their lives. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#54. The most important lesson we can learn is how to pray. Prayers do not die, prayers live before God, and God's heart is set on them. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#55. The world needs more true praying to save it from the reign and ruin of Satan. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#56. The more praying there is in the world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil everywhere. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#57. We can learn more in an hour praying, when praying indeed, than from many hours of rigorous study. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#58. Prayer makes a godly man, and puts within him "the mind of Christ," the mind of humility, of self-surrender, of service, of pity, and of prayer. If we really pray, we will become more like God, or else we will quit praying. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#59. Private place and plenty of time are the life of prayer. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#60. Prayer in Jesus' name puts the crowning crown on God, because it glorifies Him through the Son and it pledges the Son to give to men 'whatsoever and anything' they shall ask. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#61. The story of every great Christian achievement is the history of answered prayer. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#62. Every preacher who does not make prayer a mighty factor in his own life and ministry is weak as a factor in God's work and is powerless to project God's cause in this world. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#63. It must never be forgotten that Almighty God rules this world. He is not an absentee God. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#64. While the pulpit must hold to its unswerving loyalty to the Word of God, it must, at the same time, be loyal to the doctrine of prayer which that same Word illustrates and enforces upon mankind. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#65. Crucified preaching only can give life. Crucified preaching can come only from a crucified man. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#66. God's Word does not say, "Call unto me, and you will thereby be trained into the happy art of knowing how to be denied. Ask, and you will learn sweet patience by getting nothing." Far from it. But it is definite, clear and positive: "Ask, and it shall be given unto you." - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#67. We must lose all for Christ in order to gain all for Christ. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#68. The conditions of praying are the conditions of righteousness, holiness, and salvation. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#69. Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God's work. Praying hearts and hands only can do God's work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#70. Prayer, like faith, obtains promises, enlarges their operation, and adds to the measure of their results. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#71. Little praying is a kind of make believe, a salve for the conscience, a farce and a delusion. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#72. It is only when the whole heart is gripped with the passion of prayer that the life-giving fire descends, for none but the earnest man gets access to the ear of God. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#73. The glorified will not be pilgrims, transient visitors, or tenants at will, but settled, permanent, walled, established by title, through eternity by warrantee deed, signed, sealed, recorded, possession given. No renters, no lessees of Heaven, but all property and home owners. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#74. No insistence in the Scripture is more pressing than that we must pray ... How clear it is, when the Bible is consulted, that the almighty God is brought directly into the things of this world by the prayers of His people. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#75. Leaders in the realm of religious activity are to be judged by their praying habits and not by their money or social position. Those who must be placed in the forefront of the Church's business must be, first of all, men who know how to pray. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#76. That man is the most immortal who has done the most and the best praying. They are God heroes, God's saints, God's servants, God's vicegerents. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#77. Prayer is God's plan to supply man's great and continuous need with God's great and continuous abundance. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#78. The pride of learning is against the dependent humility of prayer. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#79. Faith does the impossible because it brings God to undertake for us, and nothing is impossible with God. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#80. Praying gives sense, brings wisdom, and broadens and strengthens the mind. The prayer closet is a perfect schoolteacher and schoolhouse for the preacher. Thought is not only brightened and clarified in prayer, but thought is born in prayer. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#81. Prayer is our most formidable weapon, the thing which makes all else we do efficient. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#82. Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer can move God - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#83. Prayer is no fitful, short-lived thing. It is no voice crying unheard and unheeded in the silence. It is a voice which goes into God's ear, and it lives as long as God's ear is open to holy pleas, as long as God's heart is alive to holy things. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#84. A man can pray better because of the prayers of the past; a man can live holier because of the prayers of the past; the man of many and acceptable prayers has done the truest and greatest service to the incoming generation. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#85. God shapes the world by prayer. The prayers of God's saints are the capitol stock of heaven by which God carries on His great work upon the earth. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#86. They are not leaders because of brilliancy ... but because, by the power of prayer, they could command the power of God. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#87. It is hard to wait and press and pray, and hear no voice, but stay till God answers. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#88. The only limits to prayer are the promises of God and His ability to fulfill those promises. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#89. God is waiting to be put to the test by His people in prayer. He delights in being put to the test on His promises. It is His highest pleasure to answer prayer, to prove the reliability of His promises. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#91. Man's access in prayer to God opens everything and makes his impoverishment his wealth. All things are his through prayer. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#92. The first and last stages of holy living are crowned with praying. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#93. To give prayer the secondary place is to make God seconday in life's affairs. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#94. Preaching is God's great institution for the planting and maturing of spiritual life. When properly executed, its benefits are untold; when wrongly executed, no evil can exceed its damaging results. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#95. If we would have God in the closet, God must have us out of the closet. There is no way of praying to God, but by living to God. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#96. No man can do a great and enduring work for God who is not a man of prayer, and no man can be a man of prayer who does not give much time to praying. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#97. Importunate praying is the earnest inward movement of the heart toward God. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#98. Heaven is too busy to listen to half-hearted prayers or to respond to pop-calls. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#99. Bible revelations are not against reason but above reason, for the uses of faith, man's highest faculty. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#100. A life growing in its purity and devotion will be a more prayerful life. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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