Prayer Quotes

“The evangelization of the world depends first upon a revival of prayer. Deeper than the need for workers; deeper far than the need for money; deep down at the bottom of our spiritual lives, is the need for the forgotten secret of prevailing, worldwide prayer.” Robert Speer, quoted by Dick Eastman, Love on its Knees, p. 175

“When we rely upon organization, we get what organization can do; when we rely upon education, we get what education can do; when we rely upon eloquence, we get what eloquence can do. And so on. But when we rely upon prayer, we get what God can do.” Dr. A. C. Dixon, quoted by Robert Hall Glover, The Bible Basis of Missions, p. 186

“In no other way can the believer become as fully involved with God’s work, especially the work of world evangelism, as in intercessory prayer." Dick Eastman, The Hour that Changes the World, p. 76

“To pray is the greatest thing we can do . . . True praying has the largest results for good; and poor praying, the least.” E. M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer, p. 121

“We can reach our world, if we will. The greatest lack today is not people or funds. The greatest need is prayer.” Wesley Duewel, Touch the World Through Prayer, p. 13

“Without prayer, even though there may be increased interest in missions, more work for them, better success in organization and greater finances, the real growth of the spiritual life and of the love of Christ in the people may be very small.” Andrew Murray, Key to the Missionary Problem, p. 145

“It is possible for the most obscure person in a church, with a heart right toward God, to exercise as much power for the evangelization of the world, as it is for those who stand in the most prominent positions.” John R. Mott, The Pastor and Modern Missions, p. 203

“Prayer is action. By it we step out in advance of all other results . . . Praying is an activity upon which all others depend. By prayer we establish a beachhead for the kingdom among peoples where it has never been before. Prayer strikes the winning blow. All other missionary efforts simply gather up the fruits of our praying. ” David Bryant

“Every other consideration and plan and emphasis is secondary to that of wielding the forces of prayer.” John R. Mott, The Decisive Hour of Christian Missions, p. 217

“To pray in ‘Jesus name’ is to pray for something as it relates to His concerns, His cause, and His redemptive work as mediator in the Gap. Even your most personal concerns should be related to the full scope of God’s great plan for all nations. This may change what you ask for, why you ask for it and what kinds of answers you expect, and what you will do when the answers come.” David Bryant, In the Gap, p. 208-9