"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" - Mark 16:15

E.M. Bounds Quotes

Quotes by Edward McKendree Bounds

"Holiness is wholeness."

"Heads never make martyrs."

"True prayer must be aflame."

"The heart makes the preacher."

"All things are under divine control."

"Our great need is heart-preparation."

"Giving thanks is the very life of prayer."

"To love Jesus is to long to be with Him."

"God draws mightily near to the praying soul."

"Delay is often the test and the strength of faith."

"The very essence of prayer is the spirit of devotion."

"Prayer projects faith on God, and God on the world."

"PRAYER, praise and thanksgiving all go in company."

"It is the heart which surrenders the life to love and fidelity."

"God cannot help hearing the prayer of an obedient child."

"You know the value of prayer: it is precious beyond all price."

"Without devotion prayer is an empty form, a vain round of words."

"Christian principles that are not aflame have neither force nor perfume."

"God's commandments are righteous and founded in justice and wisdom."

"The little estimate we put on prayer is evident from the little time we give to it."

"True prayer must be aflame. Christian life and character need to be all on fire."

"Prayer promotes the spirit of devotion, while devotion is favorable to the best praying."

"Devotion belongs to the devout man, whose thoughts and feelings are devoted to God."

"Trouble is God's servant, doing his will unless he is defeated in the execution of that will."

"To see God, to know God, and to live for God-these form the objective of all true praying."

"Faith does the impossible because it brings God to undertake for us, and nothing is impossible with God."

"The spirit of devotion prevents Christianity from being a thin veneer and puts it into the very life and being of our souls."

"Trouble is under the control of Almighty God, and is one of his most efficient agents in fulfilling his purposes and in perfecting his saints."

"Pray without ceasing; continue in prayer; continuing instant in prayer; in everything by prayer, let your request be made known unto God; pray always, pray and not faint; men should pray everywhere; praying always, with all prayer and supplication."

"He who would pray, must obey. He who would get anything out of his prayers, must be in perfect harmony with God. Prayer puts into those who sincerely pray a spirit of obedience, for the spirit of disobedience is not of God and belongs not to God's praying hosts."

"True prayer must be aflame. Christian life and character need to be all on fire. Lack of spiritual heat creates more infidelity than lack of faith. Not to be consumingly interested about the things of heaven, is not to be interested in them at all. The fiery souls are those who conquer in the day of battle, from whom the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and who take it by force. The citadel of God is taken only by those, who storm it in dreadful earnestness, who besiege it, with fiery, unabated zeal."

"An obedient life is a great help to prayer. In fact, an obedient life is a necessity to prayer, to the sort which accomplishes things. The absence of an obedient life makes prayer an empty performance, a mere misnomer. A penitent sinner seeks pardon and salvation and has an answer to his prayers even with a life stained and debauched with sin. But God's royal intercessors come before him with royal lives. Holy living promotes holy praying. God's intercessors "lift up holy hands," the symbols of righteous, obedient lives."

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