"Are you living for the things you are praying for?" - Austin Phelps

"A prayerless man is proud and independent, and any church that

neglects corporate prayer is sadly no better. Only God's humble

and needy children take the time to pray. Everyone else is just

going through the motions and naively trusting in their own

-David Smithers

"We need a baptism of clear seeing. We desperately need seers

who can see through the mist--Christian leaders with prophetic

vision. Unless they come soon it will be too late for this generation.

And if they do come we will no doubt crucify a few of them in the

name of our worldly orthodoxy."
-A. W. Tozer

"The time factor in prayer is very important. In the exercise of

prayer God is not tied to our clocks. Neither is He at the other end

of the phone to receive and answer our two-minute calls. It takes

time to know the mind of God, to shut out the material things of

earth and to be wholly abandoned."
-Hugh C. C. McCullough

"He can do all things who prays well. All soul-winners have

conquered on their knees. Wherever the secret of prevailing prayer

is found, something supernatural will come to pass."
- G. F. Oliver

"No system of doctrine, preaching and worship which fails to

develop prayer, faith, spiritual labor, and success in converting

souls from sin, can long have the face to claim to be the religion of

Jesus Christ!"
-William W. Patton

"The true man of God is heartsick, grieved at the worldliness of the

Church... grieved at the toleration of sin in the Church, grieved at

the prayerlessness in the Church. He is disturbed that the

corporate prayer of the Church no longer pulls down the

strongholds of the devil."
- Leonard Ravenhill

"There are different kinds of fire; there is false fire. No one knows

this better than we do, but we are not such fools as to refuse good

bank notes because there are false ones in circulation; and

although we see here and there manifestations of what appears to

us to be nothing more than mere earthly fire, we nonetheless prize

and value, and seek for the genuine fire which comes from the altar

of the Lord."
- William Booth

"We must continue in prayer if we are to get an outpouring of the

Spirit. Christ says there are some things we shall not get, unless

we pray and fast, yes, "prayer and fasting." We must control the

flesh and abstain from whatever hinders direct fellowship with God."

- Andrew Bonar

"The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. From

Pentecost to the Haystack meeting in New England and from the

days when Robert Morrison landed in China to the martyrdom of

John and Betty Stam, prayer has been the source of power and

the secret of spiritual triumph."
- Samuel Zwemer

"This much is sure in all churches, forgetting party labels; the

smallest meeting numerically is the prayer-meeting. If weak in

prayer we are weak everywhere."
- Leonard Ravenhill

"Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on

of late - and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is

that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it

simply will not work. To pray for revival while ignoring the plain

precept laid down in Scripture is to waste a lot of words and get

nothing for our trouble. Prayer will become effective when we stop

using it as a substitute for obedience."
- A. W. Tozer