What various hindrances we meet
In coming to a mercy seat!
Yet who that knows the worth of prayer,
But wishes to be often there?
Prayer makes the darken’d cloud withdraw,
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw,
Gives exercise to faith and love,
Brings every blessing from above.
Restraining prayer, we cease to fight;
Prayer makes the Christian’s armour bright;
And Satan trembles when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.
- William Cowper (ministry127.com)
Mat 17:21 (EXB): That kind of spirit comes out only if you use prayer and fasting.”
“Unless I had the spirit of prayer, I could do nothing.” - Charles Finney.