The true man of God is heartsick, grieved at the worldliness of the Church, grieved at the toleration of sin in the Church, grieved at the prayerlessness in the Church. He is disturbed that the corporate prayer of the Church no longer pulls down the strongholds of the devil.— Leonard Ravenhill
Surprising Revival Prayer quotations
A man who is intimate with God will never be intimidated by men.
Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards.
Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.
You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan.
God loves with a great love the man whose heart is bursting with a passion for the impossible.
Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.
We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power.
We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.
I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God's creational intentions.
Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.
Prayer - secret, fervent, believing prayer - lies at the root of all personal godliness.
This generation of Christians is responsible for this generation of souls on the earth!
There can be no revival when Mr. Amen and Mr. Wet-Eyes are not found in the audience.
A revival may be expected when Christians have a spirit of prayer for a revival.
That is, when they pray as if their hearts were set upon it. When Christians have the spirit of prayer for a revival. When they go about groaning out their hearts desire. When they have real travail of soul.
Revival is when God gets so sick and tired of being misrepresented that He shows Himself.
It's true that (many) are praying for a worldwide revival.
But it would be more timely, and more scriptural, for prayer to be made to the Lord of the harvest, that He would raise up and thrust forth laborers who would fearlessly and faithfully preach those truths which are calculated to bring about a revival.
Prayer is my chief work, and it is by means of it that I carry on the rest.
All great soul-winners have been men of much and mighty prayer, and all great revivals have been preceded and carried out by persevering, prevailing knee-work in the closet.
All God's giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reackoned on God being with them.
Prayer is not a painful effort to gain from God help in the varying needs of life. Prayer is the desire to possess God Himself
Prayer does not mean asking God for all kinds of things we want, it is rather the desire for God Himself, the only Giver of Life.
A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge.
But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.
The true church lives and moves and has its being in prayer.
Our prayers lay the track down which Gods power can come.
Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails.
Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.
While there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight - I'll fight to the very end!
Prayer wonderfully clears the vision;
steadies the nerves; defines duty; stiffens the purpose; sweetens and strengthens the spirit.
If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies.
The secret of praying is praying in secret.
The greatest thing anyone can do for God or man is pray.
Don't pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it.
I never prayed sincerely and earnestly for anything but it came at some time;
no matter at how distant a day, somehow, in some shape, probably the least I would have devised, it came.
To make intercession for men is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love for them.
Satan laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.
Prayer turns ordinary mortals into men of power.
It brings power. It brings fire. It brings rain. It brings life. It brings God.
Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more essential and yet more neglected than prayer.