Prayer Continues In The Desire Of The Heart – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – John Wesley

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Prayer Continues In The Desire Of The Heart – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – John Wesley.


“God does nothing but in answer to prayer.” 

– John Wesley


“Proceed with much prayer, and your way will be made plain.” 

– John Wesley


“Prayer continues in the desire of the heart, though the understanding be employed on outward things.” 

– John Wesley


“The neglect of prayer is a grand hindrance to holiness.” 

– John Wesley


“Whether we think of; or speak to, God, whether we act or suffer for him, all is prayer, when we have no other object than his love, and the desire of pleasing him.” 

– John Wesley


“God’s command to “pray without ceasing’ is founded on the necessity we have of his grace to preserve the life of God in the soul, which can no more subsist one moment without it, than the body can without air.”

 – John Wesley


“To continual watchfulness and prayer ought to be added continual employment. For grace flies a vacuum as well as nature; and the devil fills whatever God does not fill.” 

– John Wesley


“In souls filled with love, the desire to please God is continual prayer.” 

– John Wesley


“All that a Christian does, even in eating and sleeping, is prayer, when it is done in simplicity, according to the order of God, without either adding to or diminishing from it by his own choice.”

– John Wesley


“Lord, I am no longer my own, but Yours. Put me to what You will, rank me with whom You will. Let be employed by You or laid aside for You, exalted for You or brought low by You. Let me have all things, let me have nothing, I freely and heartily yield all things to Your pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, You are mine and I am Yours. So be it. Amen.” 

– John Wesley


“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 therein, and mercy will come down.”

– John Wesley


“On every occasion of uneasiness, we should retire to prayer, that we may give place to the grace and light of God and then form our resolutions, without being in any pain about what success they may have. In the greatest temptations, a single look to Christ, and the barely pronouncing his name, suffices to overcome the wicked one, so it be done with confidence and calmness of spirit.” 

– John Wesley


“God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him.”

– John Wesley


“I build on Christ, the rock of ages; on his sure mercies described in his word, and on his promises, all which I know are yea and amen.” 

– John Wesley


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Careful For Nothing, Prayerful For Everything – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – Dwight Lyman Moody

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“My friends, if we are going to do a great work for God, we must spend much time in prayer; we have got to be closeted with God.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“A man who prays much in private will make short prayers in public.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Let us pray, and as we pray, let us make room for Jesus in our hearts.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“I prayed for Faith, and thought that some day Faith would come down and strike me like lightning. But Faith did not seem to come. One day I read in the tenth chapter of Romans, ‘Now Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God’. I had closed my Bible, and prayed for Faith. I now opened my Bible, and began to study, and Faith has been growing ever since.” 

–  Dwight Lyman Moody


“If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Spread out your petition before God, and then say, “Thy will, not mine, be done.” The sweetest lesson I have learned in God’s school is to let the Lord choose for me.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe. God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“If a man just stops to think what he has to praise God for, he will find there is enough to keep him singing praises for a week.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“If you pray for bread and bring no basket to carry it, you prove the doubting spirit, which may be the only hindrance to the boon you ask.” 

–  Dwight Lyman Moody


“I’d rather be able to pray than to be a great preacher; Jesus Christ never taught his disciples how to preach, but only how to pray.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“I would rather a thousand times be five minutes at the feet of Christ than listen a lifetime to all the wise men in the world.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything.” 

–  Dwight Lyman Moody


“I firmly believe a great many prayers are not answered because we are not willing to forgive someone.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“If you have so much business to attend to that you have no time to pray, depend upon it that you have more business on hand than God ever intended you should have.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“After we have made our requests known to Him, our language should be, “Thy will be done”. I would a thousand times rather that Gods’ will should be done than my own.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Fervency in prayer by the power of the Holy Spirit is a good preservative against thoughts rushing in. Flies never settle on the boiling pot.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“We must have a warrant for our prayers. If we have some great desire, we must search the scriptures to find if it be right to ask it.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“There is no true prayer without confession. As long as we have unconfessed sin in our soul, we are not going to have power with God in prayer. He says if we regard iniquity in our hearts, He will not hear us, much less answer. As long as we are living in any known sin, we have no power in prayer. God is not going to hear it.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Prayer is a serious thing. We may be taken at our words.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“I never saw a useful Christian who was not a student of the Bible. If a man neglects his Bible, he may pray and ask God to use him in His work; but God cannot make much use of him, for there is not much for the Holy Ghost to work upon.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“The impression that a praying mother leaves upon her children is life-long. Perhaps when you are dead and gone your prayer will be answered.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“We may sing our hymns and psalms, and offer prayers, but they will be an abomination to God, unless we are willing to be thoroughly straightforward in our daily life.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“If we do not love one another, we certainly shall not have much power with God in prayer.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Many a professing Christian is a stumbling-block because his worship is divided. On Sunday he worships God; on weekdays God has little or no place in his thoughts.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Sometimes when your child talks, your friends cannot understand what he says; but the mother understands very well. So if our prayer comes from the heart, God understands our language.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“How many people would like to get up in a social prayer-meeting to say a few words for Christ, but there is such a cold spirit of criticism in the church that they dare not do it.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Next to the wonder of seeing my Savior will be, I think, the wonder that I made so little use of the power of prayer.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“God likes His people to believe that there is nothing too hard for Him…We are all the time limiting God’s power by our own ideas. Let us get our eyes off one another and fix them upon God. There is nothing to hard for Him.” 

–  Dwight Lyman Moody


“He who kneels the most, stands the best.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“I believe many a man is praying to God to fill him, when he is full already with something else. Before we pray that God would fill us, I believe we ought to pray Him to empty us.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Before we pray that God would fill us, I believe we ought to pray Him to empty us.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“I believe this is a mistake a great many of us are making; we are trying to do God’s work with the grace God gave us ten years ago. We say, if it is necessary, we will go on with the same grace. Now, what we want is a fresh supply, a fresh anointing and fresh power, and if we seek it, and seek it with all our hearts, we will obtain it.”

 – Dwight Lyman Moody


“The world knows little of the works wrought by prayer.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“How far away is Heaven? It is not so far as some imagine. It wasn’t very far from Daniel. It was not so far off that Elijah’s prayer and those of others could not be heard there. Men full of the Spirit can look right into heaven.”

 – Dwight Lyman Moody


“In our prayers, we talk to God, in our Bible study, God talks to us, and we had better let God do most of the talking.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Unless the Spirit of God is with us, we cannot expect that our prayers will be answered.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“It is not the man that can preach the best that is the most successful, but the man who knows how to get his people together to pray.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“You can always tell when a man is a great ways from God–he is always talking about himself, how good he is. But the moment he sees God by the eye of faith, he is down on his knees, and, like Job, he cries, “Behold I am vile.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Prayer does not mean that I am to bring God down to my thoughts and my purposes, and bend his government according to my foolish, silly, and sometimes sinful notions. Prayer means that I am to be raised up into feeling, into union and design with him; that I am to enter into his counsel and carry out his purpose fully.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“It is easier for me to have faith in the Bible than to have faith in D.L. Moody, for Moody has failed me lots of times.”

 – Dwight Lyman Moody


“Some men’s prayers need to be cut short at both ends and set on fire in the middle.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Every one of our children will be brought into the ark, if we pray and work earnestly for them.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“I firmly believe that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and self-seeking and every thing that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Ghost will come and fill every corner of our hearts; but if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition and self-seeking and pleasure and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God; and I believe many a man is praying to God to fill him when he is full already with something else.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“It may be that at this moment every battlement of heaven is alive with the redeemed. There is a sainted mother watching for her daughter. Have you no response to that long hushed voice which has prayed for you so often? And for you, young man, are there no voices there that have prayed for you? And are there none whom you promised once to meet again, if not on earth, in heaven?” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody



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“Sometimes I go to God and say, “God, if Thou dost never answer another prayer while I live on this earth, I will still worship Thee as long as I live and in the ages to come for what Thou hast done already. God’s already put me so far in debt that if I were to live one million millenniums I couldn’t pay Him for what He’s done for me.” 

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“My heart has no desire to stay where doubts arise and fears dismay; Though some may dwell where these abound, My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.” 

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“The believing man does not claim to understand. He falls to his knees and whispers, “God.” The man of earth kneels also, but not to worship. He kneels to examine, to search, to find the cause and the how of things.” 

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“One of the most stinging criticisms made against Christians is that their minds are narrow and their hearts small. This may not be wholly true, but that such a charge can be made at all is sufficient cause for serious heart searching and prayer.”  

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“Teach us, O God, that nothing is necessary to Thee. Were anything necessary to Thee that thing would be the measure of Thine imperfection: and how could we worship one who is imperfect? If nothing is necessary to Thee, then no one is necessary, and if no one, then not we. Thou dost seek us though Thou does not need us. We seek Thee because we need Thee, for in Thee we live and move and have our being. Amen.” 

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“God will not compromise and He need not be coaxed. He cannot be persuaded to alter His Word nor talked into answering selfish prayer. In all our efforts to find God, to please Him, to commune with Him, we should remember that all change must be on our part. “I am the Lord, I change not.” We have but to meet His clearly stated terms, bring our lives into accord with His revealed will, and His infinite power will become instantly operative toward us in the manner set forth through the gospel in the Scriptures of truth.”

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“We are saved to worship God. All that Christ has done in the past and all that He is doing now leads to this one end.” 

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“O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, ‘Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.’ Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long.” 

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Forgiveness, cleansing, regeneration, the Holy Spirit, all answers to prayer, are given to faith and received by faith. There is no other way. This is common evangelical doctrine and is accepted wherever the cross of Christ is understood.”

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“The God-always-answers-prayer sophistry leaves the praying man without discipline. By the exercise of this bit of smooth casuistry he ignores the necessity to live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world, and actually takes God’s flat refusal to answer his prayer as the very answer itself. Of course such a man will not grow in holiness; he will never learn how to wrestle and wait; he will never know correction; he will not hear the voice of God calling him forward; he will never arrive at the place where he is morally and spiritually fit to have his prayers answered. His wrong philosophy has ruined him.” 

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“For myself, I long ago decided that I would rather know the truth than be happy in ignorance. If I can not have both truth and happiness, give me truth. We’ll have a long time to be happy in heaven.” 

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“Lord, make me childlike. Deliver me from the urge to compete with another for place or prestige or position. I would be simple and artless as a little child. Deliver me from pose and pretense. Forgive me for thinking of myself. Help me to forget myself and find my true peace in beholding Thee. That Thou mayest answer this prayer I humble myself before Thee. Lay upon me Thy easy yoke of self-forgetfulness that through it I may find rest. Amen.” 

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“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. Worship is pure or base as the worshiper entertains high or low thoughts of God.”

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“If when we come to prayer our hearts feel dull and unspiritual, we should not try to argue ourselves out of it. Rather, we should admit it frankly and pray our way through.” 

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“Prayer for revival will prevail when it is accompanied by radical amendment of life; not before. All-night prayer meetings that are not preceded by practical repentance may actually be displeasing to God. “To obey is better than sacrifice.” We must return to New Testament Christianity, not in creed only but in complete manner of life as well. Separation, obedience, humility, simplicity, gravity, self-control, modesty, cross-bearing: these all must again be made a living part of the total Christian concept and be carried out in everyday conduct.”

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“Keep reminding God in our times of private prayer that we mean every act for His glory; then supplement those times by a thousand thought-prayers as we go about the job of living. Let us practice the fine art of making every work a priestly ministration. Let us believe that God is in all our simple deeds and learn to find Him there.”

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“Contemporaries relate that hearing Martin Luther pray was “an experience in theology”. They said the reformer began praying with such humility that he could be pitied, only to proceed with such boldness before God that the human hearer would fear for him.” 

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