“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” Martin Luther.
“Let your prayer for temporal blessings be strictly limited to things absolutely necessary.” St. Bernard.
“Triumphant prayer is almost impossible where there is neglect of the study of the Word of God.” Reuben Torrey.
“”Prayerlessness is a sin.” Corrie Ten Boom.
“Against the persecution of a tyrant the godly have no remedy but prayer.” John Calvin.
“”Shall I give you yet another reason why you should pray? I have preached my very heart out. I could not say any more than I have said. Will not your prayers accomplish that which my preaching fails to do? Is it not likely that the Church has been putting forth its preaching hand but not its praying hand? Oh dear friends! Let us agonize in prayer.” Charles Spurgeon.
“Whole days and weeks have I spent prostrate on the ground in silent or vocal prayer.” George Whitfield.
“Bear up the hands that hang down, by faith and prayer; support the tottering knees. Have you any days of fasting andprayer? Storm the throne of grace and persevere therein, and mercy will come down.” John Wesley.
“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.
“Prayer – secret, fervent, believing prayer – lies at the root of all personal godliness.” William Carey.
“Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.” Charles Spurgeon.
“Prayer is the breath of the new creature.” Richard Baxter.
And I love this the best:
“I have seen many men work without praying, though I have never seen any good come out of it; but I have never seen a man pray without working.” Hudson Taylor.