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Prayer.

regularly updated list of statements/quotes/illustrations around the importance and significance of prayer.

D.L. Moody once said: Every move of God can be traced back to a kneeling figure. (picked up form Joel Virgo)

Arthur Wallis: any move of God will last as long as the Spirit of prayer that inspired it.

A Christian sees more on his knees than a philosopher does on his tip toes.
All hell is vanquished when the believer bows his knee in importunate supplication, Beloved brethren, let us pray. We cannot all argue, but we can all pray; we cannot all be leaders but we can all be pleaders; we cannot all be mighty in rhetoric, but we can all be prevalent in prayer.I would rather see you eloquent with God than with men. Prayer links us with the eternal, the omnipotent, the infinite, and hence it is our chief resort... be sure you are with God. Charles Spurgeon  And another Spurgeon quote:
If we were not constrained to pray, I question whether we could even live as Christians. If God's …

Training for reigning

It struck me this morning that I ought to care more about what goes on in the town and world around me. Care about it since I am, after all, due to inherit it one day. That's right, I have a claim on it all. Every where I put my foot is the 'promised land'. 
I should be the guy who is forever asking 'why are you doing this?' or 'what's your plans to develop this?' and when people reply 'what's it to you?' I can in the most sincere and truthful tone explain:
'why, I'm going to inherit all this when you're gone.'
It's true you see. I am an heir of all things. I am a son of God and since to be a son in the mind and vision of the Bible's authors is to also be an heir, it does perhaps make sense to call me such; an heir, a prince even. 
I should ask questions, show an interest and care about the preservation, protection and cultivation of this world since it is after all, my world. It is a world that belongs to Jesus and …