Trustworthy Wisdom@Work

A Repository of Wisdom from Trusted Sources

Edward McKendree Bounds was born on August 15, 1835, in a small, northeastern Missouri town. He attended a one-room school in Shelbyville, where his father served as a county clerk, and he was admitted to the bar shortly before he reached the age of nineteen. An avid reader of the Scriptures and an ardent admirer of John Wesley's sermons, Bounds practiced law until the age of twenty-four, when he suddenly felt called to preach the Gospel. Armed only with an unquenchable desire to serve God, Bounds traveled nearly one hundred miles on foot to join General Pierce's command in Mississippi. Soon afterward he was made chaplain to the Confederate troops in Missouri. After the defeat of General John Hood's troops at Nashville, Tennessee, Bounds was again among those who were captured and held until swearing loyalty to the United States. (read more)

Secret Prayer

“Men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1). . . The always speaks for itself. Prayer is not a meaningless function or duty to be crowded into the busy or weary activities...
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Persistence in Prayer

Prayer, in its highest form and its grandest success, assumes the attitude of a wrestler with God. Prayer is the contest, trial, and victory of faith — a victory not secured from an enemy, but...
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The Energy of Prayer

We are all in danger of substituting church work and a ceaseless round of showy activities for prayer and holy living. . . The burden of the apostolic effort and the keynote of apostolic success...
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Living in an Attitude of Prayer

There are, and there ought to be, set seasons of communion with God, when everything else is shut out and we come into His presence to talk to Him and to let Him speak to...
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“Ask of Me”

More praying, and better praying, is the key to the whole matter. The more time we spend in prayer, and the more preparations we make to meet God, the more we will commune with God...
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The Fire That Consumes

“Prayer has an incredible power to arrest and change the purposes of God. The stroke of His power is relieved by the prayers of righteous men. . . Everything was possible to the men and...
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The Force That Shapes the World (2)

“ Ask of Me . That is the condition—God desires a praying people, willing and obedient. Under this universal and simple promise, men and women of old laid themselves out before God. They prayed, and...
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The Force That Shapes the World (1)

The prayers of God's saints are the capital stock in heaven by which Christ carries on His great work upon the earth. Great throes and mighty convulsions in the world have come about as a...
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