"No man is greater than his prayer life.
The pastor who is not praying is playing.
The people who are not praying are straying.
The pulpit can be a window to display one's
talent--the prayer closet allows no showing off.
Poverty-stricken as the Church is today in many things, she is most stricken here, in the place of prayer.
We have many organizers, but few agonizers.
Many players and payers, few pray-ers.
Many singers, few clingers.
Lots of pastors, few wrestlers.
Many fears, few tears.
Much fashion, little passion.
Many interferers, few intercessors.
Many writers of books, but few fighters.
Failing here, we fail everywhere.
We...mistake action for unction [the pouring out of God's Spirit], commotion for creation, and rattles for revival."
(Leonard Ravenhill, Why Revival Tarries)
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