Thursday, 10 November 2011

Red Hot Prayer

  Charles Spurgeon wrote this commentary inspired by Jude's phrase, "Pray in the Holy Spirit", from Jude 1:20:

"Praying in the Holy Ghost is praying in fervency. Cold prayers ask the Lord not to hear them. Those who do not plead with fervency, plead not at all. One may as well speak of lukewarm fire as of lukewarm prayer  - it is essential that it be red hot. It is praying perseveringly. The true suppliant gathers force as he proceeds, and grows more fervent when God delays to answer.....Beautiful if God's sight is tearful, agonizing, unconquerable, importunity....we shall never sing "Gloria in Excelsis" except we pray to God "De Profundis": Out of the depths must we cry, or we shall never behold glory in the highest." - Charles Spergeon


       ~Grace~

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