Wisdom of the Ages – E.M. Bounds

“And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee…”

Wisdom of the Ages

“Those who know your name will trust in You,
for You, have never forsaken those who seek you”
Psalm 9:10

“Persistent prayer in the earnest, inward movement of the heart toward God. Isaiah lamented that no one stirred himself to take hold of God. There was much praying in Isaiah’s time, but it was indifferent and self-righteous.

There were no mighty moves of souls toward God. There was no array of sanctified energies bent on reaching God. There was no energy to draw the treasures of His grace from Him.

Forceless prayers have no power to overcome difficulties, get results, or gain complete victories. We must win God before we can win our plea.”
E.M. Bounds

“And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities”
Isaiah 64:7

Wisdom of the Ages – E.M. Bounds

“Praying people want all that God has in store for them. They are not satisfied with a low religious life; superficial, vague and indefinite”

Wisdom of the Ages

“Praying people want all that God has in store for them. They are not satisfied with a low religious life; superficial, vague and indefinite.

Praying people constantly strive for more. They are not after being saved from some sin, but being saved from all sin, both inward and outward.


They are not only after deliverance from sinning, but from sin itself, from its being, its power and its pollution. They are after holiness of heart and life.”

– E.M. Bounds

Wisdom of the Ages – E.M. Bounds

“Disobedient living produces extremely poor praying. No man can pray – really pray – who does not obey”

Wisdom of the Ages

“If we want to pray well and get the most of our praying, we must look at our obedience. This brings us closer to God. Disobedient living produces extremely poor praying. No man can pray – really pray – who does not obey. Our will must be surrendered to God as a primary condition to all successful praying. Everything about us receives its coloring from our innermost character. Our will determines our character and controls our conduct.”
– E.M. Bounds