Prayer Is A Shield To The Soul – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – John Bunyan

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Prayer Is A Shield To The Soul – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – John Bunyan.


“The reason why the Christians in this day are at such a loss as to some things is that they are contented with what comes from man’s mouth, without searching and kneeling before God to know of Him the truth of things.”

John Bunyan


“If you are not a praying person, you are not a Christian.”

John Bunyan


“In all your prayers forget not to thank the Lord for his mercies.”

– John Bunyan


“It is the opener of the heart of God, and a means by which the soul, though empty, is filled.”

– John Bunyan


“Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Spirit, for such things as God has promised.”

– John Bunyan


“Pray and read, read and pray; for a little from God is better than a great deal from men.”

– John Bunyan


“Here is the life of prayer, when in or with the Spirit, a man being made sensible of sin, and how to come to the Lord for mercy; he comes, I say, in the strength of the Spirit, and crieth Father. That one word spoken in faith is better than a thousand prayers, as men call them, written and read, in a formal, cold, lukewarm way.”

– John Bunyan


“The best prayer I ever prayed had enough sin to damn the whole world.”

– John Bunyan


“There is enough sin in my best prayer to send the whole world to Hell.” – John Bunyan

– John Bunyan


“You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan.”

John Bunyan


“The best prayers have often more groans than words.”

– John Bunyan


“The truths that I know best I have learned on my knees. I never know a thing well, till it is burned into my heart by prayer.”

– John Bunyan


“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

– John Bunyan


“We know not the matter of the things for which we should pray, neither the object to whom we pray, nor the medium by or through whom we pray; none of these things know we, but by the help and assistance of the Spirit.”

– John Bunyan


“Prayer is a shield to the soul.”

– John Bunyan


“To pray rightly, you must make God your hope, stay, and all. Right prayer sees nothing substantial or worth being concerned about except God.”

– John Bunyan


“Take heed of driving so hard after this world, as to hinder thyself and family from those duties towards God, which thou art by grace obliged to; as private prayer, reading the scriptures, and Christian conference. It is a base thing for men so to spend themselves and families after this world, as that they disengage their heart to God’s worship.”

– John Bunyan


“Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.”

– John Bunyan


“It is not the mouth that is the main thing to be looked at in prayer, but whether the heart is so full of affection and earnestness in prayer with God, that it is impossible to express their sense and desire; for then a man desires indeed, when his desires are so strong, many, and mighty, that all the words, tears, and groans that can come from the heart, cannot utter them.”

– John Bunyan


“To-despise the world is the way to enjoy heaven; and blessed are they who delight to converse with God by prayer.”

– John Bunyan


“God speaks once, yea twice, yet Man perceiveth it not, in a Dream, in a Vision of the night, when deep Sleep falleth upon men, in slumbering upon the bed. We need not, when abed, to lie awake to talk with God, he can visit us while we sleep, and cause us then to hear his Voice. Our heart oft-times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake.”

– John Bunyan


“Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.”

– John Bunyan


“In prayer, it is better to have heart without words, than words without heart. Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin entice a man to cease from prayer. The spirit of prayer is more precious than treasures of gold and silver. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.”

– John Bunyan


“Prayer is an ordinance of God, that must continue with a soul so long as it is on this side glory.”

– John Bunyan


“A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably.”

– John Bunyan


“Sincerity is the same in a corner alone, as it is before the face of the world. It knows not how to wear two vizards, one for an appearance before men, and another for a short snatch in a corner; but it must have God, and be with him in the duty of prayer. It is not lip-labour that it doth regard, for it is the heart that God looks at, and that which sincerity looks at, and that which prayer comes from, if it be that prayer which is accompanied with sincerity.”

– John Bunyan



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Finding Your Life’s Purpose, Vision And Mission

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Finding Your Life’s Purpose, Vision And Mission.


Often times I find many people searching for their purpose in life. Some even take whole sabbaticals just to figure things out. But I think there a few things we should consider when we consider purpose.


When Paul was still a Pharisee, his purpose was to kill the followers of Jesus Christ but the day he had a Damascus moment, his purpose changed.


When Moses was a runaway, his purpose was to hide from the Egyptians but the day he had a “burning bush moment”, his purpose changed.


When David was a shepherd, his purpose was to take care of sheep but the day he met a Prophet Samuel, his purpose changed.


When Balaam was a seer, his purpose was to mostly curse and divine for others but the day he had his “Donkey moment”, his purpose changed.


When Abram was still a childless old man, his purpose was to live in the land of his fathers but the day he had a “God moment”, his purpose changed.


When Peter, Andrew, were still fishermen, their purpose was to catch fish but the day they met Jesus, their purpose changed.


We as humans can’t determine the best purpose for our life. Yes, we might choose based on free will but our choices will pale in comparison to what God has in store for us if we decide to follow his leading instead of our own egos.


If we want to get the best out of life, instead of focusing on purpose, how about we focus on the solid and assured rock of ages? The one who has never failed and will never fail? Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the sure steadfast rock and foundation.


Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. 

Psalms 127:1

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

Matthew 7:24-27

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