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- All God's plans have the mark of the cross on them, and all His plans have death to self in them.
- Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer.
- It is necessary to iterate and reiterate that prayer, as a mere habit, as a performance gone through by routine or in a professional way, is a dead and rotten thing.
- He who is too busy to pray will be too busy to live a holy life. Satan had rather we let the grass grow on the path to our prayer chamber than anything else.
- Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God's work. Praying hearts and hands only can do God's work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails.
- Prayer succeeds when all else fails
- The ministry of prayer, if it be anything worthy of the name, is a ministry of ardor, a ministry of unwearied and intense longing after God and after his holiness.
- God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces of against evil
- If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day.
- Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet.
Edward McKendree Bounds Short Quotes
- Jesus taught that perseverance is the essential element in prayer.
- The little estimate we put on prayer is evidence from the little time we give to it.
- Heaven is too busy to listen to half-hearted prayers or to respond to pop-calls.
- Prayer is the greatest of all forces, because it honors God and brings him into active aid.
- The word of God is the food by which prayer is nourished and made strong.
- The story of every great Christian achievement is the history of answered prayer.
- God shapes the world by prayer.
- Little praying is a kind of make believe, a salve for the conscience, a farce and a delusion.
- Non-praying is lawlessness, discord, anarchy.
- Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer can move God
Edward McKendree Bounds Quotes On Love
By prayer, the ability is secured to feel the law of love, to speak according to the law of love, and to do everything in harmony with the law of love. — Edward McKendree Bounds
It is not great talents or great learning or great preachers that God needs, but men great in holiness, great in faith, great in love, great in fidelity, great for God. — Edward McKendree Bounds
In prayerful sympathy and love. Hold to the old truth -- double distilled. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Edward McKendree Bounds Quotes On Life
A holy life does not live in the closet, but it cannot live without the closet. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Our praying, to be strong, must be buttressed by holy living. The life of faith perfects the prayer of faith. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Faith, and hope, and patience and all the strong, beautiful, vital forces of piety are withered and dead in a prayerless life. The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom, and fruitage in prayer. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer and a holy life are one. They mutually act and react. Neither can survive alone. The absence of the one is the absence of the other. — Edward McKendree Bounds
It is only when the whole heart is gripped with the passion of prayer that the life-giving fire descends, for none but the earnest man gets access to the ear of God. — Edward McKendree Bounds
A life growing in its purity and devotion will be a more prayerful life. — Edward McKendree Bounds
We cannot talk to God strongly when we have not lived for God strongly. The closet cannot be made holy to God when the life has not been holy to God. — Edward McKendree Bounds
. . . every preacher who does not make prayer a mighty factor in his own life and ministry is weak as a factor in God's work and is powerless to project God's cause in this world. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Preaching is not the performance of an hour. It is the outflow of a life. It takes twenty years to make a sermon because it takes twenty years to make the man. The true sermon is a thing of life. The sermon grows because the man grows. — Edward McKendree Bounds
To give prayer the secondary place is to make God seconday in life's affairs. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Edward McKendree Bounds Quotes On Prayer
Prayer is the easiest and hardest of all things; the simplest and the sublimest; the weakest and the most powerful; its results lie outside the range of human possibilities-they are limited only by the omnipotence of God. — Edward McKendree Bounds
God is waiting to be put to the test by His people in prayer. He delights in being put to the test on His promises. It is His highest pleasure to answer prayer, to prove the reliability of His promises. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer makes a godly man, and puts within him "the mind of Christ," the mind of humility, of self-surrender, of service, of pity, and of prayer. If we really pray, we will become more like God, or else we will quit praying. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The most important lesson we can learn is how to pray. Prayers do not die, prayers live before God, and God's heart is set on them. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer honors God, acknowledges His being, exalts His power, adores His providence, secures His aid. — Edward McKendree Bounds
We regard prayer no longer as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege which is to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still. — Edward McKendree Bounds
God shapes the world by prayer. The prayers of God's saints are the capitol stock of heaven by which God carries on His great work upon the earth. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Edward McKendree Bounds Famous Quotes And Sayings
What the Church needs to-day is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men, men of prayer. — Edward McKendree Bounds
I think Christians fail so often to get answers to their prayers because they do not wait long enough on God. They just drop down and say a few words, and then jump up and forget it and expect God to answer them. Such praying always reminds me of the small boy ringing his neighbor's door-bell, and then running away as fast as he can go. — Edward McKendree Bounds
God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. The lips that uttered them may be closed to death, the heart that felt them may have ceased to beat, but the prayers live before God, and God's heart is set on them and prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them; they outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer breaks all bars, dissolves all chains, opens all prisons, and widens all straits by which God's saints have been held. — Edward McKendree Bounds
God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. They outlive the lives of those who uttered them. — Edward McKendree Bounds
We can do nothing without prayer. All things can be done by importunate prayer. That is the teaching of Jesus Christ — Edward McKendree Bounds
Trouble and prayer are closely related. Trouble often drives men to God in prayer, while prayer is but the voice of men in trouble. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Walking with God down the avenue of prayer we acquire something of His likeness, and unconsciously we become witnesses to others of His beauty and His grace. — Edward McKendree Bounds
No learning can make up for the failure to pray. No earnestness, no diligence, no study, no gifts will supply its lack. — Edward McKendree Bounds
God's cause is committed to men; God commits Himself to men. Praying men are the vice-regents of God; they do His work and carry out His plans. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The possibilities of prayer are found in its allying itself with the purposes of God, for God's purposes and man's praying are the combination of all potent and omnipotent forces. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The men who have most fully illustrated Christ in their character and have most powerfully affected the world for Him have been men who spend so much time with God as to make it a notable feature in their lives. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The prayers of God's saints strengthen the unborn generation against the desolating waves of sin and evil. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer is no fitful, short-lived thing. It is no voice crying unheard and unheeded in the silence. It is a voice which goes into God's ear, and it lives as long as God's ear is open to holy pleas, as long as God's heart is alive to holy things. — Edward McKendree Bounds
We can never know God as it is our privilege to know Him by brief repetitions that are requests for personal favors, and nothing more. — Edward McKendree Bounds
God's willingness to answer our prayers exceeds our willingness to give good and necessary things to our children, just as far as God's ability, goodness and perfection exceed our infirmities and evil. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Those who know God the best are the richest and most powerful in prayer. Little acquaintance with God, and strangeness and coldness to Him, make prayer a rare and feeble thing. — Edward McKendree Bounds
I feel it is far better to begin with God, to see His face first, to get my soul near Him before it is near another. In general it is best to have at least one hour alone with God before engaging in anything else. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Pray for 'all men.' We usually pray more for things than we do for men. Our prayers should be thrown across their pathway as they rush in their downward course to a lost eternity. — Edward McKendree Bounds
We can do nothing without prayer. All things can be done by importunate prayer. It surmounts or removes all obstacles, overcomes every resisting force and gains its ends in the face of invincible hindrances. — Edward McKendree Bounds
No insistence in the Scripture is more pressing than that we must pray...How clear it is, when the Bible is consulted, that the almighty God is brought directly into the things of this world by the prayers of His people. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Love is kindled in a flame, and ardency is its life. Flame is the air which true Christian experience breathes. It feeds on fire; it can withstand anything rather than a feeble flame; but when the surrounding atmosphere is frigid or lukewarm, it dies, chilled and starved to its vitals. True prayer must be aflame. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Apostolic preaching cannot be carried on unless there be apostolic prayer. Men of God, before anything else, are indispensable to the furtherance of the kingdom of God on earth. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer is the highest intelligence, the profoundest wisdom, the most vital, the most joyous, the most efficacious, the most powerful of all vocations. — Edward McKendree Bounds
God's Word does not say, "Call unto me, and you will thereby be trained into the happy art of knowing how to be denied. Ask, and you will learn sweet patience by getting nothing." Far from it. But it is definite, clear and positive: "Ask, and it shall be given unto you." — Edward McKendree Bounds
Our praying, however, needs to be pressed and pursued with an energy that never tires, a persistency which will not be denied, and a courage which never fails. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The first and last stages of holy living are crowned with praying. — Edward McKendree Bounds
We can never expect to grow in the likeness of our Lord unless we follow His example and give more time to communion with the Father. A revival of real praying would produce a spiritual revolution. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Other duties become pressing and absorbing and crowd our prayer. "Choked to death" would be the coroner's verdict in many cases of dead praying if an inquest could be secured on this dire, spiritual calamity. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Hope looks toward the future. Trust looks to the present. Hope expects. Trust possesses...what prayer needs, at all times, is abiding and abundant trust. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Importunate praying is the earnest inward movement of the heart toward God. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The sanctity of prayer is needed to impregnate business. We need the spirit of Sunday carried over to Monday and continued until Saturday. But this cannot be done by prayerless men, but by men of prayer. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer is the lungs through which holiness breathes. Prayer is not only the language of spiritual life, but also makes its very essence and forms its real character. O for a faith that will not shrink though pressed by every foe; That will not tremble on the brink of any earthly woe. Lord, give us such a faith as this... whatever may come. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Holy living is essential preparation for prayer. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still. He will never talk well and with real success to men for God who has not learned well how to talk to God for men. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer in Jesus' name puts the crowning crown on God, because it glorifies Him through the Son and it pledges the Son to give to men 'whatsoever and anything' they shall ask. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The central significance of prayer is not in the things that happen as results, but in the deepening intimacy and unhurried communion with God at His central throne of control in order to discover a sense of God's need in order to call on God's help to meet that need. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Natural ability and educational advantages do not figure as factors in this matter of prayer; but a capacity for faith, the power of a thorough consecration, the ability of self-littleness, an absolute losing of one's self in God's glory and an ever present and insatiable yearning and seeking after all the fullness of God. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer, in one phase of its operation, is a disinfectant and a preventive. It purifies the air; it destroys the contagion of evil. — Edward McKendree Bounds
No erudition, no purity of diction, no width of mental outlook, no flowers of eloquence, no grace of person can atone for lack of fire. Prayer ascends by fire. Flame gives prayer access as well as wings, acceptance as well as energy. There is no incense without fire; no prayer without flame. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The resurrection of Jesus Christ was necessary to establish the truth of his mission and put the stamp of all-conquering power on his gospel. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Trust is faith that has become absolute, approved, and accomplished. When all is said and done, there is a sort of risk in faith and its exercise. But trust is firm belief; it is faith in full bloom. Trust is a conscious act, a fact of which we are aware. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer is a trade to be learned. We must be apprentices and serve our time at it. Painstaking care, much thought, practice and labour are required to be a skillful tradesman in praying. Practice in this, as well as in all other trades, makes perfect. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Praying which does not result in pure conduct is a delusion. We have missed the whole office and virtue of praying if it does not rectify conduct. It is in the very nature of things that we must quit praying, or quit bad conduct. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Faith does the impossible because it brings God to undertake for us, and nothing is impossible with God. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Every mighty move of the Spirit of God has had its source in the prayer chamber. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer is a specific divine appointment, an ordinance of Heaven, whereby God purposes to carry out His gracious designs on earth and to execute and make efficient the plan of salvation. — Edward McKendree Bounds
God requires to be represented by a fiery Church... two things are intolerable to Him-insincerity and lukewarmness. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Safety is in Heaven. Put your values there only; put your heart there. No tears are there to flood your heart, no sorrows there to break it, no losses there to grieve and embitter. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer is the language of a man burdened with a sense of need. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The world needs more true praying to save it from the reign and ruin of Satan. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Bible revelations are not against reason but above reason, for the uses of faith, mans highest faculty. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer is God's plan to supply man's great and continuous need with God's great and continuous abundance. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Heavenly citizenship and heavenly homesickness are in prayer. Prayer is an appeal from the lowness, from the emptiness, from the need of earth, to the highness, the fullness and to the all-sufficiency of heaven. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The goal of prayer is the ear of God, a goal that can only be reached by patient and continued and continuous waiting upon Him, pouring out our heart to Him and permitting Him to speak to us. Only by so doing can we expect to know Him, and as we come to know Him better we shall spend more time in His presence and find that presence a constant and ever-increasing delight. — Edward McKendree Bounds
When trust is perfect and there is no doubt, prayer is simply the outstretched hand ready to receive. — Edward McKendree Bounds
A denial of the reality of demonical possessions on the part of anyone who believes the Gospel narrative to be true and inspired may justly be regarded as simply and plainly inconceivable. — Edward McKendree Bounds
There is power through prayer. For many Christians, prayer is nothing special, just something we're supposed to do - go to church, tithe, read the Bible, pray. But prayer should be so much more than an item on our "to do" lists. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The conditions of praying are the conditions of righteousness, holiness, and salvation. — Edward McKendree Bounds
A severe apprenticeship in the trade of praying must be served in order to become a journeyman in it. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Straight praying is never born of crooked conduct. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The Scriptures bear ample and continuous evidence that the faith of the resurrection of the body lies in the faith that Jesus Christ died and rose again. — Edward McKendree Bounds
The lazy man does not, will not, cannot pray, for prayer demands energy. — Edward McKendree Bounds
He who would pray, must obey. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Preaching is God's great institution for the planting and maturing of spiritual life. When properly executed, its benefits are untold. When wrongly executed, no evil can exceed its damaging results. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Prayer puts God's work in his hands-and keeps it there. — Edward McKendree Bounds
We can learn more in an hour praying, when praying indeed, than from many hours of rigorous study. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Praying gives sense, brings wisdom, broadens and strengthens the mind. The closet is a perfect school-teacher and schoolhouse for the preacher. Thought is not only brightened and clarified in prayer, but thought is born in prayer. We can learn more in an hour praying, when praying indeed, than from many hours in the study. — Edward McKendree Bounds
It is hard to wait and press and pray, and hear no voice, but stay till God answers. — Edward McKendree Bounds
Life Lessons by Edward McKendree Bounds
- Edward McKendree Bounds teaches that prayer is a powerful tool for achieving spiritual growth and success. He emphasizes the importance of dedicating time and energy to prayer, and of understanding that prayer is a conversation between God and the believer.
- Bounds also stresses the importance of faith and patience when engaging in prayer, as well as the need to be humble and open to God's will.
- Finally, Bounds encourages readers to be persistent in their prayer life, and to trust in God's power and provision to bring about the desired outcome.
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