Distraction and Prayer

Distraction and Prayer

“And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone”
Matthew 14:23

“Christ choosing solitude for private prayer, doth not only hint to us the danger of distraction and deviation of thoughts in prayer, but how necessary it is for us to choose the most convenient places we can for private prayer. Our own fickleness and Satan’s restlessness call upon us to get into such places where we may freely pour out our soul into the bosom of God.”
– Thomas Brooks (1608-1680)

E.M. Bounds

Praying people want all that God has in store for them

Wanting All of God

“I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day” 2 Timothy 1:3

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“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 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 – John Bunyan

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart”

Wisdom of the Ages

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart”
John Bunyan

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