Edward McKendree Bounds Quotes On Praying That Will Inspire, Motivate And Encourage You

Edward McKendree Bounds Quotes On Praying That Will Inspire, Motivate And Encourage You


“God shapes the world by prayer.” E. M. Bounds

“The most important lesson we can learn is how to pray.” E. M. Bounds

“We do more of everything else than of praying.” E. M. Bounds

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“The first and last stages of holy living are crowned with praying. It is a life trade.” E. M. Bounds

“Prayer is the greatest of all forces, because it honours God and brings Him into active aid.” E. M. Bounds

“None but praying leaders can have praying followers.” E. M. Bounds

“Prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them; outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world.” E. M. Bounds

“Ask of me is the one condition God puts in the very advance and triumph of His cause.” E. M. Bounds

“The secret of success in Christ’s Kingdom is the ability to pray.” E. M. Bounds

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“The prayers of God’s saints are the capital stock in heaven by which Christ carries on His great work upon earth.” E. M. Bounds

“I think Christians fail so often to get answers to their prayers because they do not wait long enough on God.” E. M. Bounds

“The story of every great Christian achievement is the history of answered prayer.” E. M. Bounds

“We can do nothing without prayer. All things can be done by importunate prayer.” E. M. Bounds

“Pray and never faint, is the motto Christ gives us for praying.” E. M. Bounds

“Secret praying is the test, the gauge, the conserver of man’s relation to God.” E. M. Bounds

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“The secret of prayer and its success lie in its urgency. We must press our prayers upon God.” E. M. Bounds

“Prayer in its highest form and grandest success assumes the attitude of a wrestler with God.” E. M. Bounds

“Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God’s work.” E. M. Bounds

“A revival of real praying would produce a spiritual revolution.” E. M. Bounds

“The possibilities of prayer run parallel with the promises of God.” E. M. Bounds

“Prayer puts God in the matter with commanding force.” E. M. Bounds

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“When prayer fails, the world prevails.” E. M. Bounds

“A holy life is the only preparation for prayer.” E. M. Bounds

“We pray feebly because we live feebly.” E. M. Bounds

“Prayer is not the foe to work, it does not paralyze activity.  It works mightily; prayer itself is the greatest work.” E. M. Bounds

“Prayer is our most formidable weapon, but the one in which we are the least skilled, the most averse to its use.” E. M. Bounds

“The [prayer] closet…is the battlefield of the Church; its citadel; the scene of heroic and unearthly conflicts.” E. M. Bounds

“This is not a praying age; it is an age of great activity, of great movements, but one in which the tendency is very strong to stress the seen and the material and to neglect and discount the unseen and the spiritual.” E. M. Bounds

“We are in danger of substituting churchly work and a ceaseless round of showy activities for prayer and holy living. A holy life does not live in the [prayer] closet, but it cannot live without the closet.” E. M. Bounds

“Walking with God down the avenues of prayer we acquire something of His likeness, and unconsciously we become witnesses to others of His beauty and His grace.” E. M. Bounds

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“Prayer is the one prime, eternal condition by which the Father is pledged to put the Son in possession of the world. Christ prays through His people.” E. M. Bounds

“I purpose to take occasion of praying upon the sight of any church which I may pass, that God may be worshipped there in spirit, and that souls may be saved there.” E. M. Bounds

“Prayer with so many of us is simply a form of selfishness; it means asking for something for ourselves—that and nothing more.” E. M. Bounds

“It is hard to wait and press and pray, and hear no voice, but stay till God answers.” E. M. Bounds

“Private place and plenty of time are the life of prayer.” E. M. Bounds

“The little estimate we put on prayer is evidence from the little time we give to it.” E. M. Bounds

“Prayer is God’s plan to supply man’s great and continuous need with God’s great and continuous abundance.” E. M. Bounds

“Bread for today is bread enough.”  E. M. 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.” E. M. Bounds

“We can do nothing without prayer. All things can be done by importunate prayer. That is the teaching of Jesus Christ.”  E. M. 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.”  E. M. 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.”  E. M. Bounds

“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.”  E. M. 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.”  E. M. 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.”  E. M. Bounds

“The Gospel cannot live, fight, conquer without prayer—prayer unceasing, instant and ardent.” E. M. Bounds

“The conditions of prayer are well ordered and clear—abiding in Christ; in His name.” E. M. Bounds

“Prayer is the helpless and needy child crying to the compassion of the Father’s heart and the bounty and power of a Father’s hand.” E. M. Bounds

“We are charged in God’s Word ‘always to pray,’ ‘in everything by prayer,’ ‘continuing instant in prayer,’ to ‘pray everywhere,’ ‘praying always.’” E. M. Bounds

It is ours to build the bridge that links heaven and earth, and prayer is the mighty instrument that does the work.” E. M. Bounds

“The word of God is the food by which prayer is nourished and made strong.” E. M. Bounds

“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.” E. M. 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.” E. M. 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.”  E. M. Bounds

“To say prayers in a decent, delicate way is not heavy work. But to pray really, to pray till hell feels the ponderous stroke, to pray till the iron gates of difficulty are opened, till the mountains of obstacles are removed, till the mists are exhaled and the clouds are lifted, and the sunshine of a cloudless day brightens-this is hard work, but it is God’s work, and man’s best labor.”  E. M. Bounds

“The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. 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.”  E. M. Bounds

“We are constantly straining to devise new methods, new plans, new organizations to advance the Church and secure enlargement and efficiency for the gospel. This trend of the day has a tendency to lose sight of the man or sink the man in the plan or organization. God’s plan is to make much of the man, far more of him than of anything else. Men are God’s method. The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.”  E. M. Bounds

“Importunity is a condition of prayer. We are to press the matter, not with vain repetitions, but with urgent repetitions. We repeat, not to count the times, but to gain the prayer. We cannot quit praying because heart and soul are in it. We pray “with all perseverance.” We hang to our prayers because by them we live. We press our pleas because we must have them, or die.”  E. M. Bounds

“Enthusiasm is more active than faith, though enthusiasm cannot remove mountains nor call into action any of the omnipotent forces which faith can command. Activity is often at the expense of more solid, useful elements, and generally to the total neglect of prayer. To be too busy with God’s work to commune with God, to be busy with doing church work without taking time to talk to God about His work, is the highway to backsliding, and many people have walked therein to the hurt of their immortal souls.”  E. M. 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.”  E. M. Bounds

“Praying that does not result in right thinking and right living is a farce. We have missed the whole office of prayer if it fails to purge our character and correct conduct. We have failed entirely to understand the virtue of prayer, if it does not bring about the revolutionizing of life. In the very nature of tings, we must either quit praying or quit our bad conduct.”  E. M. 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.”  E. M. 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.”  E. M. Bounds



God’s Promises To Save You – Scripture Bible Verses To Comfort, Encourage, Motivate And Inspire You

God’s Promises To Save You – Scripture Bible Verses To Comfort, Encourage, Motivate And Inspire You



For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.  Ephesians 2:8

But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 1 John 1:9

Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory. Romans 15:7

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So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.  Luke 12:32

But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.  Romans 4:5

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”  Acts 16:31

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.  John 8:36

But the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.  Matthew 24:13

For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us.  1 Thessalonians 5:9

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Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.  John 3:36

And how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.   2 Timothy 3:15

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.  Ephesians 1:7

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.  Romans 1:16

This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  1 Timothy 2:3-4

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He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.  Titus 3:5

So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 5:21

I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding or a bride with her jewels.  Isaiah 61:10

You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.  1 Peter 2:9

Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is made right in God’s sight—something the law of Moses could never do.  Acts 13:38-39

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.  John 1:12-13

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For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time…. For by that one offering he forever made perfect those who are being made holy.  Hebrews 10:10; 14

Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Acts 2:38

But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.  Isaiah 53:5

This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.  1 John 4:10

For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son.  Colossians 1:13

I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.  John 5:24

Just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.  Hebrews 9:14

Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.  Romans 8:33-34

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.  1 Peter 1:3-4

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.  Titus 2:11-12

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.  Romans 10:9-10

God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.  1 Corinthians 1:30-31


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For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.  1 Peter 1:18-19

And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. Romans 8:10-11



God’s Promises To Be Faithful – Scriptures To Inspire, Motivate And Encourage You

God’s Promises To Be Faithful – Scriptures To Inspire, Motivate And Encourage You



If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.  2 Timothy 2:13

The Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.  2 Thessalonians 3:3

For the Word of the Lord is upright, and all His work is done in faithfulness.  Psalm 33:4

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Your faithfulness endures to all generations;  you have established the earth, and it stands fast.  Psalm 119:90

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  1 Corinthians 1:9

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.  Hebrews 10:23


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The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:22-23

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Deuteronomy 31:6

Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.  Deuteronomy 7:9


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Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10


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