74 E.M. Bounds Quotes

  • "Trouble and prayer are closely related. Trouble often drives men to God in prayer, while prayer is but the voice of men in trouble."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, Adversity


  • "Straight praying is never born of crooked conduct."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Praying gives sense, brings wisdom, and broadens and strengthens the mind. The prayer closet is a perfect schoolteacher and schoolhouse for the preacher. Thought is not only brightened and clarified in prayer, but thought is born in prayer."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, Preaching, Teachers


  • "Importunate praying is the earnest inward movement of the heart toward God."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Praying which does not result in pure conduct is a delusion. We have missed the whole office and virtue of praying if it does not rectify conduct. It is in the very nature of things that we must quit praying, or quit bad conduct."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, Sin


  • "God's willingness to answer our prayers exceeds our willingness to give good and necessary things to our children, just as far as God's ability, goodness and perfection exceed our infirmities and evil."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer


  • "To look back upon the progress of the divine kingdom upon earth is to review revival periods which have come like refreshing showers upon dry and thirsty ground, making the desert to blossom as the rose, and bringing new eras of spiritual life and activity just when the Church had fallen under the influence of the apathy of the times."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Revival


  • "How much of these destructive elements, esteemed by men, does the devil bring into the church, until all the high, unworldly and holy aims, and heavenly objects of the church are retired and forgotten?"

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Apathy, Church, Worldliness


  • "Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer


  • "No erudition, no purity of diction, no width of mental outlook, no flowers of eloquence, no grace of person can atone for lack of fire. Prayer ascends by fire. Flame gives prayer access as well as wings, acceptance as well as energy. There is no incense without fire; no prayer without flame."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, Purity, Fire


  • "A holy life does not live in the closet, but it cannot live without the closet."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, Holiness


  • "There is power through prayer. For many Christians, prayer is nothing special, just something we're supposed to do - go to church, tithe, read the Bible, pray. But prayer should be so much more than an item on our "to do" lists."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, Holiness, The Bible


  • "Trust perfected is prayer perfected. Trust looks to receive the thing asked for and gets it. Trust is not a belief that God can bless or that He will bless, but that He does bless, here and now. Trust always operates in the present tense. Hope looks toward the future. Trust looks to the present. Hope expects. Trust possesses. Trust receives what prayer acquires. So, what prayer needs, at all times, is abiding and abundant trust."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, The Future, Trust


  • "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
    Topics: Prayer, Perseverance


  • "That man is the most immortal who has done the most and the best praying. They are God heroes, God's saints, God's servants, God's vicegerents."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, Faithful



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