I shall never forget what the late Dr. A. C. Dixon of Spurgeon's Tabernacle once said when speaking upon the theme of prayer. I cannot quote him verbatim, but the substance was this:
"When we rely upon organization, we get what organization can do, when we rely upon education, we get what education can do; when we rely upon eloquence, we get what eloquence can do; and so on. Nor am I disposed to undervalue any of these things in their proper place.
"But," he added impressively, "when we rely upon prayer, we get what God can do."
- The European Harvest Field. (moreillustrations.com)
Pro 3:5 (GW): "Trust the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding."
"God does not guide those who want to run their own life. He only guides those who admit their need of His direction and rely on His wisdom." - Winkie Pratney.
Mat 21:22 (GNB): "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."