Spurgeon on Prayer

I read these this morning in Spurgeon’s “Morning and Evening” devotional. Often are the days that this man of God, whose words and wisdom are saturated with the Word of God, speaks comfort and strength to me.

“While it (prayer) is an application to divine wealth, it is a confession of human emptiness. The most healthy state of a Christian is to be always empty in self and constantly depending upon the Lord for supplies; to be always poor in self and rich in Jesus; weak as water personally, but mighty through God to do great exploits; and hence the use of prayer, because, while it adores God, it lays the creature where it should be, in the very dust.”

“Prayer girds human weakness with divine strength, turns human folly into heavenly wisdom, and gives to troubled mortals the peace of God.”