John Bunyan On Prayer
John Bunyan (1628 – 1688), author of The Pilgrim’s Progress, offered these insights regarding prayer:
• In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
• Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.
• Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.
• In all your prayers forget not to thank the Lord for His mercies.
• The spirit of prayer is more precious than treasures of gold and silver.
• The truths that I know best I have learned on my knees. I never know a thing well, till it is burned into my heart by prayer.
• To pray rightly, you must make God your hope, stay, and all.