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

Wisdom of the Ages – A.W. Tozer

Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience

Wisdom of the Ages

“Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late – and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work. To pray for revival while ignoring the plain precept laid down in Scripture is to waste a lot of words and get nothing for our trouble. Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience”
– A.W. Tozer