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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 19:59:05 -0800

"If the church would only awaken to her responsibility of
intercession, we could well evangelize the world in a short time. It
is not God's plan that the world be merely evangelized ultimately.
It should be evangelized in every generation. There should be a
constant gospel witness in every corner of the world so that no
sinner need close his eyes in death without hearing the gospel,
the good news of salvation through Christ." - T. A. Hegre

"Hell is larger today than it was yesterday, because many of us
have failed to pray." - David Smithers

"There is no power like that of prevailing prayer, of Abraham
pleading for Sodom, Jacob wrestling in the stillness of the night,
Moses standing in the breach, Hannah intoxicated with sorrow,
David heartbroken with remorse and grief, Jesus in sweat of blood.
Add to this list from the records of the church your personal
observation and experience, and always there is the cost of
passion unto blood. Such prayer prevails. It turns ordinary mortals
into men of power. It brings power. It brings fire. It brings rain. It
brings life. It brings God." - Samuel Chadwick

"If we do not thirst here we shall thirst when it is too late; if we do
not thirst as David did, ‘My soul thirsteth for God’ (Ps. 42: 2), we
shall thirst as Dives did for a drop of water." -Thomas Watson

"Once a poor soul entered the school of prayer after his arrival in
hell. He asked for relief from his agony; it was refused. He asked
that a beggar warn his brothers; he was turned down. He was
praying to Abraham, a man; he could not locate God. He dared not
ask to get out; he plainly knew that he was beyond all hope.
Prayerless on earth, unanswered in hell, he suffers on as the man
who tried to learn to pray too late." - Cameron V. Thompson

"Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more essential
and yet more neglected than prayer. Most people consider the
exercise a fatiguing ceremony, which they are justified in abridging
as much as possible. Even those whose profession or fears lead
them to pray, pray with such languor and wanderings of mind that
their prayers, far from drawing down blessings, only increase their
condemnation." - Fenelon

"How hard is it sometimes to get leave of hearts to seek God!
Jesus Christ went more willingly to the cross than we do to the
throne of grace." - Thomas Watson

"The Western church has lost the prayer stamina of the mission
churches in Asia, Africa, South America, Indonesia, and those of
the underground church in many parts of the world. Yes, we are
great organizers, but poor pray-ers." - Paul E. Billheimer

"The prayer of faith is the only power in the universe to which the
great Jehovah yields. Prayer is the sovereign remedy." - Robert Hall

"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

"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."
 - J. Stuart Holden

"Whole days and WEEKS have I spent prostrate on the ground in
silent or vocal prayer." - George Whitefteld

"All decays begin in the closet; no heart thrives with out much
secret converse with God, and nothing will make amends for the
want of it." - John Berridge

"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." - E. M. Bounds

"Truth without enthusiasm, morality without emotion, ritual without
soul, are things Christ unsparingly condemned. Destitute of fire,
they are nothing more than a godless philosophy, an ethical
system, and a superstition." - Samuel Chadwick