Friday, October 28, 2016

The Secret of a Holy Life

Prayer is the secret of a holy life! 

Prayer is a sin-killer. No one can sin and pray, for prayer will make us cease from sin or sin will make us cease from prayer. 

Prayer is a power-bringer. It is the hand that touches the hem of the garment of Divine grace, and causes the life which is in the Divine One to flow into us. 

Prayer is a victory-giver. Bunyan's Christian found that the weapon of all-prayer was sufficient to wound and defeat the adversary who would stop him in his progress as a pilgrim.

Prayer is a holiness-promoter. It is like the gentle dew which falls upon the thirsty plants, and causes them to be refreshed and to fructify. 

Prayer is a dispute-adjuster. Let any two brethren who are at loggerheads get on their knees, and ask the Lord about any disputed matter and they will find the Lord saying to their troubled spirits: "Peace, be still!" 

Prayer is an  obstacle-remover, as Peter found when the angel came in answer to the prayers of the saints, and delivered him from the prison. 

Prayer is a Christ-revealer for it clarifies our vision and enables us to see the unseen Christ!

[Frederick Marsh]

Matthew 26:41 ... Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Colossians 4:2 ... Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ... Pray without ceasing.❤