THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Monday, October 26, 2009
Feast of Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, Scholar, 899
Commemoration of Cedd, Founding Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of the East Saxons, 664

All outward power that we exercise in the things about us is but a shadow in comparison of that inward power that resides in our will, imagination, and desires; these communicate with eternity and kindle a life which always reaches either Heaven or hell... Here lies the ground of the great efficacy of prayer, which when it is the prayer of the heart, the prayer of faith, has a kindling and creating power, and forms and transforms the soul into everything that its desires reach after: it has the key to the Kingdom of Heaven and unlocks all its treasures; it opens, extends, and moves that in us which has its being and motion in and with the divine nature. and so it brings us into real union and communion with God.
... William Law (1686-1761), An Appeal to All that Doubt [1740], in Works of Rev. William Law, v. VI, London: G. Moreton, 1893, p. 134-135 (see the book; see also John 15:7; Jude 20; more at Communion, Faith, God, Power, Prayer, Soul)

 
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