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 result of these prayers. The earth is changed, revolutionized; angels move on more powerful, more rapid wings; and God's policy is shaped when the prayers of His people are more numerous and more efficient. The most important lesson we can learn is how to pray. . . Prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them—outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world. . . The mightiest successes that come to God’s cause are created and carried on by prayer in God’s day of power. . . God’s conquering days are when the saints have given themselves to mightiest prayer. . . When God’s house on the earth is a house of prayer, then God’s house in heaven is busy and powerful in its plans and movements. . . The very life and prosperity of God’s cause—even its very existence—depend on prayer. And the advance and triumph of His cause depend on one thing: that we ask of Him.
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Taken from E. M. Bounds on Prayer by E. M. Bounds.
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