Edward McKendree Bounds quotes

  • What the Church needs to-day is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men, men of prayer.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Men #Organization

  • Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God's work. Praying hearts and hands only can do God's work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Heart #Hands

  • The possibilities of prayer are found in its allying itself with the purposes of God, for God's purposes and man's praying are the combination of all potent and omnipotent forces.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Men #Purpose

  • 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.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Children #Evil

  • The goal of prayer is the ear of God, a goal that can only be reached by patient and continued and continuous waiting upon Him, pouring out our heart to Him and permitting Him to speak to us. Only by so doing can we expect to know Him, and as we come to know Him better we shall spend more time in His presence and find that presence a constant and ever-increasing delight.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Heart #Goal

  • I feel it is far better to begin with God, to see His face first, to get my soul near Him before it is near another. In general it is best to have at least one hour alone with God before engaging in anything else.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Soul #Faces

  • We can do nothing without prayer. All things can be done by importunate prayer. It surmounts or removes all obstacles, overcomes every resisting force and gains its ends in the face of invincible hindrances.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Overcoming #Done

  • It is hard to wait and press and pray, and hear no voice, but stay till God answers.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Voice #Waiting

  • Bible revelations are not against reason but above reason, for the uses of faith, mans highest faculty.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Use #Reason #Revelations

  • The Scriptures bear ample and continuous evidence that the faith of the resurrection of the body lies in the faith that Jesus Christ died and rose again.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Jesus #Lying #Rose

  • Prayer concerns God, whose purposes and plans are conditioned on prayer. His will and His glory are bound up in praying.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Purpose #Praying

  • Prayer is a specific divine appointment, an ordinance of Heaven, whereby God purposes to carry out His gracious designs on earth and to execute and make efficient the plan of salvation.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Heaven #Design

  • Praying men are God's agents on earth, the representative of government of Heaven, set to a specific task on the earth.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Men #Heaven #Tasks

  • Preaching is not the performance of an hour. It is the outflow of a life. It takes twenty years to make a sermon because it takes twenty years to make the man. The true sermon is a thing of life. The sermon grows because the man grows.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Men #Years #Twenties

  • A denial of the reality of demonical possessions on the part of anyone who believes the Gospel narrative to be true and inspired may justly be regarded as simply and plainly inconceivable.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Believe #Reality #May

  • In doing God's work, there is no substitute for praying. The men of prayer cannot be displaced with other kinds of men.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Men #Kind

  • The houses of Heaven are God-built and are as enduring and incorruptible as their builder. We will have bodies after the resurrection; transfigured they will be after the model of Christs glorious body.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Heaven #House #Body

  • Christianity is not rationalism, but faith in Gods revelation. A conspicuous, all-important item in that revelation is the resurrection of the body.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Important #Body #Faith In God

  • The resurrection of Jesus Christ was necessary to establish the truth of his mission and put the stamp of all-conquering power on his gospel.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Jesus #Resurrection #Conquer

  • Mans access in prayer to God opens everything and makes his impoverishment his wealth. All things are his through prayer.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Wealth

  • They are not leaders because of brilliancy. ...but because, by the power of prayer, they could command the power of God.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Leader #Power Of God

  • Faith does the impossible because it brings God to undertake for us, and nothing is impossible with God.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Christian #Doe #Impossible

  • Natural ability and educational advantages do not figure as factors in this matter of prayer; but a capacity for faith, the power of a thorough consecration, the ability of self-littleness, an absolute losing of one's self in God's glory and an ever present and insatiable yearning and seeking after all the fullness of God.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Educational #Self

  • Other duties become pressing and absorbing and crowd our prayer. "Choked to death" would be the coroner's verdict in many cases of dead praying if an inquest could be secured on this dire, spiritual calamity.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Spiritual #Prayer #Would Be

  • The lazy man does not, will not, cannot pray, for prayer demands energy.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Men #Lazy

  • If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Morning #Effort #Lasts

  • Pray for 'all men.' We usually pray more for things than we do for men. Our prayers should be thrown across their pathway as they rush in their downward course to a lost eternity.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Men #Pathways

  • That man cannot possibly be called a Christian, who does not pray.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Christian #Prayer #Men

  • God shapes the world by prayer. The prayers of God's saints are the capitol stock of heaven by which God carries on His great work upon the earth.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Heaven #Saint

  • Prayer in Jesus' name puts the crowning crown on God, because it glorifies Him through the Son and it pledges the Son to give to men 'whatsoever and anything' they shall ask.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Jesus #Prayer #Son

  • We can do nothing without prayer.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Prayer #Nothingness

  • Heavenly citizenship and heavenly homesickness are in prayer. Prayer is an appeal from the lowness, from the emptiness, from the need of earth, to the highness, the fullness and to the all-sufficiency of heaven.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Christian #Prayer #Heaven

  • None but praying leaders can have praying followers. A praying pulpit will beget praying pews. We do greatly need pastors and evangelists who will set the saints to this business of praying. We are not a generation of praying saints. Who will restore this breach? The greatest will he be of reformers who can set the Church to praying.
    -- Edward McKendree Bounds

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Leader