November 4

WE kneel—how weak! We rise—how full of power!
Why, therefore, should we do ourselves this wrong,
Or others—that we are not always strong,
That we are ever overborne with care,
That we should ever weak or heartless be,
Anxious or troubled, when with us is prayer,
And joy and strength and courage are with Thee?
Archbishop Trench


TO pray well is to pray always, that is, to keep the heart always in the frame which is required in prayer. And where this is, sin can have no rule, no, nor quiet harbour in the soul.
John Owen


THAT prayer which does not succeed in moderating our wish, in changing the passionate desire into still submission, the anxious tumultuous expectation into silent surrender, is no true prayer, and proves that we have not the spirit of true prayer.
Frederick W. Robertson


PRAYER is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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