17 John R. Mott Quotes

  • "Let us remember how many Christian students there are who, by inconsistent and sinful lives and practices, are dragging the banner of Christ in the dust."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Sin


  • "Prayer is the greatest force that we can wield. It is the greatest talent which God has granted us. He has given it to every Christian."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Solemnized by the knowledge of the deep need and inspired by the vision of all things made new by the mighty Christ, resolve to give yourselves to encouraging a spiritual awakening."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Vision


  • "The men that will change the colleges and seminaries here represented are the men that will spend the most time alone with God... It takes time for the fires to burn. It takes time for God to draw near and for us to know that He is there. It takes time to assimilate His truth."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Let methods be changed, therefore, if necessary, that prayer may be given its true place. Let there be days set apart for intercession; let the original purpose of the monthly concert of prayer for missions be given a larger place; let missionary prayer cycles be used by families and by individual Christians."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Prayer, Missions, Intercession


  • "The GREATEST HINDRANCES to the evangelization of the world are those within the Church."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Evangelism


  • "It is easy to magnify human personality and agencies. Prayer recognizes that God is the source of life and light and energy."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Prayer, Power


  • "In order to have real prayer and action to change things, we must have conviction as to the need of prayer and action. In order to have conviction as to the need of prayer and action, we must have knowledge."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Knowledge, Prayer


  • "In all ages conformity to the world by Christians has resulted in lack of spiritual life and a consequent lack of spiritual vision and enterprise. A secularized or self-centered Church can never evangelize the world."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Evangelism


  • "If added power attends the united prayer of two or three, what mighty triumphs there will be when hundreds of thousands of consistent members of the Church are with one accord day by day making intercession for the extension of Christ's Kingdom."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Unity, Power, Intercession


  • "The Church has not yet touched the fringe of the possibilities of intercessory prayer. Her largest victories will be witnessed when individual Christians everywhere come to recognize their priesthood unto God and day by day give themselves unto prayer."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Prayer, Intercession


  • "A necessary pre-cursor of any great spiritual awakening is a spirit of deep humiliation growing out of a consciousness of sin, and fresh revelation of the holiness and power and glory of God."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Power, Revival


  • "Prayer alone will overcome the gigantic difficulties which confront the workers in every field."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Missions, Prayer


  • "It is possible for the most obscure person in a church, with a heart right toward God, to exercise as much power for the evangelization of the world, as it is for those who stand in the most prominent positions."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Evangelism


  • "From the day of Pentecost until the present time, it has been necessary to be of one accord in prayer before the Spirit of God will work with mighty converting power."

    - John R. Mott
    Topics: Prayer, Holy Spirit, Power



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