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Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 14:11:27 -0800

"Some men will spin out a long prayer telling God who and what
he is, or they pray out a whole system of divinity. Some people
preach, others exhort the people, till everybody wishes they would
stop, and God wishes so, too, most undoubtedly." - Charles Finney

"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." - D. L. Moody

"Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men
is greater still." - E. M. Bounds

"The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on
tiptoe." - D. L. Moody

"The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying.
He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and
prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom,
but trembles when we pray." - Samuel Chadwick

"There is nothing that makes us love a man so much as praying
for him." - William Law

"We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power.
We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many
services but few conversions; much machinery but few results."
 - R. A. Torrey

"You shall find this to be God’s usual course: not to give his
children the taste of his delights till they begin to sweat in seeking
after them." - Richard Baxter

"What labor and pains worldlings take to obtain the vain things of
this life—to obtain the poor things of this world, which are but
shadows and dreams, and mere nothings!
Pambus wept when he saw a harlot dressed with much care and
cost—partly to see one take so much pains to go to hell; and
partly because he had not been so careful to please God, as she
had been to please her sluttish lovers. Ah, Christians! what great
reason have you to sit down and weep bitterly—that worldlings
take so much pains to make themselves miserable—and that you
have taken no more pains to get more of Christ into your hearts!"
 - Thomas Brookes

"If you want the Kingdom speeded, go out and speed it yourselves.
Only obedience rationalizes prayer. Only Missions can redeem
your intercessions from insincerity." - William Carey

The invasion of the Church by the world is a menace to the
extension of Christ's Kingdom. In all ages conformity to the world
by Christians has resulted in lack of spiritual life and a consequent
lack of spiritual vision and enterprise. A secularized or
self-centered Church can never evangelize the world.” - John R. Mott

“There is need of a great revival of spiritual life, of truly fervent
devotion to our Lord Jesus, of entire consecration to His service. It
is only in a church in which this spirit of revival has at least begun,
that there is any hope of radical change in the relation of the
majority of our Christian people to mission work.” – Andrew Murray

” Whenever, in any century, whether in a single heart or in a
company of believers, there has been a fresh effusion of the Spirit,
there has followed inevitably a fresh endeavor in the work of
evangelizing the world.” - A. J. Gordon

“Raymund Lull sought in vain for the sympathy of popes and
prelates in his heroic missionary project, and finally had to go forth
as a solitary and unsupported herald of the cross among the
Muslims. Today this man's grace and apostleship are so fully
recognized that historians of missions ask not whether he heard
the voice of the Holy Spirit, but whether he was not almost the
only one who heard it, in that dreary and unspiritual age.” – A. J. Gordon

“The Revival of 1859 helped to lay the foundations of the modem
international and interdenominational missionary structure…Every
revival of religion in the homelands is felt within a decade in the
foreign mission-fields, and the records of missionary enterprises
and the pages of missionary biography following I860 are full of
clearest evidence of the stimulating effect of the Revival throughout
the world.” –J. Edwin Orr

“The astonishing missionary advance at the close of the
eighteenth century and the onset of the nineteenth was a direct
consequence of the Evangelical Awakening.” – A. Skevington Wood

"Oh, for closest communion with God, till soul and body, head,
face, and heart - shine with Divine brilliancy! But oh! for a holy
ignorance of our shining!" - Robert Murray M'Cheyne

“Compassion costs. It is easy enough to argue, criticize and
condemn, but redemption is costly, and comfort draws from the
deep. Brains can argue, but It takes heart to comfort.” –Samuel Chadwick

“How careful we should be lest we misrepresent a real work of
grace because of some things which occasionally may accompany
it! When Whitefield was once preaching in Boston, the place was
so packed that the gallery was thought to be giving way, and there
was a panic in which several persons were trampled to death. But
it would be unfair and unreasonable to blame the revival for this…
We do not despise the great river because of the sticks and
straws that may occasionally float on its surface.”
 – William Alexander McKay (1890)

“In every revival there is a reemphasis of the Church's missionary
character. Men return to Calvary, and the world is seen afresh
through the eyes of Christ. The infinite compassion of Christ fills
the heart, and the passion evoked by Calvary demands the whole
wide world as the fruit of His sacrifice.” – John Shearer