J.C. Ryle On Prayer

J.C. RyleSome great quotes from J.C. Ryle…

“No prayers can be heard which do not come from a forgiving heart.” —J.C. Ryle

“No time is so well spent in every day as that which we spend up on our knees.” —J.C. Ryle

“If saints could only see their souls as the ten afflicted lepers saw their bodies, they would pray far better than they do.” —J.C. Ryle

“Let us beware of selfish prayers—the prayers which are wholly taken up with our own affairs, and in which there is no place for other souls beside our own. …The greatest kindness we can do to anyone is to speak for them to our Lord Jesus Christ.” —J.C. Ryle

“If Jesus is to save you, you must pray. If your sins are to be forgiven, you must pray. If the Spirit is to dwell in your heart, you must pray. If you are to have strength against sin, you must pray. If you are to dwell with God in Heaven, your heart must talk with God upon earth by prayer. Oh! do not be a prayerless Christian, whatever others may think right.” —J.C. Ryle

“Praying and sinning will never live together in the same heart. Prayer will consume sin or sin will choke prayer.” —J.C. Ryle

“Let us pray more heartily in private, and throw our whole souls more into our prayers. There are live prayers and there are dead prayers; prayers that cost us nothing, and prayers which often cost us strong crying and tears. What are yours?” — J.C. Ryle

“What is the cause of most backslidings? I believe, as a general rule, one of the chief causes is neglect of private prayer.” —J.C. Ryle

“Diligence in prayer is the secret of eminent holiness.” —J.C. Ryle

“Prayer obtains fresh and continued outpourings of the Spirit. He alone begins the work of grace in a man’s heart. He alone can carry it forward and make it prosper. But the good Spirit loves to be entreated. And those who ask most will have most of His influence.” —J.C. Ryle

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