Why should I fear? I am on a Royal Mission. I am in the service of the King of kings.

— Mary Slessor

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Prayer is the greatest power God has put into our hands for service - praying is harder than doing, at least I find it so, but the dynamic lies that way to advance the Kingdom.


Christ never was in a hurry. There was no rushing forward, no anticipating, no fretting over what might be. Each day's duties were done as each day brought them, and the rest was left with God.


It were worthwhile to die, if thereby a soul could be born again.


Pray on, dear one- the power lies that way


My life is one long daily, hourly record of answered prayer.

For physical health, for mental overstrain, for guidance given marvelously, for errors and dangers averted, for enmity to the Gospel subdued, for food provided at the exact hour needed, for everything that goes to make up life and my poor service. I can testify, with a full and often wonder-stricken awe, that I believe God answers prayer.


Lord, the task is impossible for me but not for Thee. Lead the way and I will follow.


In Christ, we become new creatures. His life becomes ours. Take that word 'life' and turn it over and over and press it and try to measure it, and see what it will yield. Eternal life is a magnificent idea which comprises everything the heart can yearn after. Do not your hearts yearn for this life, this blessed and eternal life, which the Son of God so freely offers?


Christ sent me to preach the gospel and he will look after the results.


When you think of the woman's power, you forget the power of the woman's God. I shall go on.


If you are ever inclined to pray for a missionary, do it at once, wherever you are.


The secret of all failure is disobedience.


If you play with temptation do not expect God will deliver you


About Mary Slessor

Quotes 16 sayings
Profession Missionary
Birthday December 2, 1848

Oh Lord, I thank Thee that I can bring these people Thy Word.

But Lord, there are other villages back in the jungle where no white man has gone. They need Jesus, too. Help me reach them!


Blessed the man and woman who is able to serve cheerfully in the second rank - a big test.


What would I do with starry crowns except to cast them at His feet?

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