THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Commemoration of Crispin & Crispinian, Martyrs at Rome, c.285

If prayer is not a play of the religious fantasy, or a routine task, it must be the application of faith to a concrete actual and urgent situation. Only remember that prayer does not work by magic, and that stormy desire is not fervent, effectual prayer. You may be but exploiting a mighty power; whereas you must be in real contact with the real God. It is the man that most really has God that most really seeks God.
... P. T. Forsyth (1848-1921), The Soul of Prayer [1916], Regent College Publishing, 2002, p. 76 (see the book; see also Pr. 8:17; Deut. 4:29; Ps. 119:10; Jer. 29:12-14; Lam. 3:25; Matt. 6:33; 7:7-8; John 3:18-19; Heb. 4:2; 11:6; 1 John 1:7; more at Faith, God, Man, Power, Prayer)

 
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