Prayer is where we draw into relationship with God. It is where battles are waged. It is where we find direction.
The life of D.L. Moody
D.L. Moody was a true man of prayer. Through out all of his work, you will find stories of how he prayed and God answered in miraculous ways. His approach to prayer was conversing with God, and in true faith, believing God’s goodness to respond and assist. Moody did not consider his work his own, so he knew it was important to continue to entrust it back to God.
Let this seven quotes on prayer from Moody’s sermons soften your own heart to draw near to God in earnest faith.
D.L. Moody quotes
- We read that on another occasion Elijah brought down fire on Mount Carmel. The prophets of Baal cried long and loud, but no answer came. The God of Elijah heard and answered his prayer. Let us remember that the God of Elijah still lives. The prophet was translated and went up to heaven, but his God still lives, and we have the same access to Him that Elijah had. We have the same warrant to go to God and ask the fire from heaven to come down and consume our lusts and passions — to burn up our dross, and let Christ shine through us.
- If our spiritually dead ones are to be raised, we must first get power with God. The reason we so often fail in moving our fellowmen is that we try to win them without first getting power with God.
- If you call on God for deliverance and for victory over sin and every evil, God isn’t going to turn a deaf ear to your call. I don’t care how black your life has been, I don’t care what your past record has been, I don’t care how disobedient you have been, I don’t care how you have back-slidden and wandered; if you really want to come back, God accepts the willing mind, God will hear your prayer, and answer.
- Don’t let anyone think for a moment that you can get on without Him. You may say now, ”I can get on; I am in good health and prosperity,” but the hour is coming when you will need Him. Many a Christian could bear witness to this point, that He has been with them in trouble, that in some dark hour when the billows seemed to be rolling up around them, they cried to Him, and He heard their cry.
- My dear friend, you and I have got a terrible enemy to contend with. Don’t let Satan deceive you. Unless you are spiritually dead, it means warfare. Nearly everything around tends to draw us away from God. We do not step clear out of Egypt on to the throne of God. There is the wilderness journey, and there are enemies in the land.
- My friends, go to Him as a personal friend. He is not a myth. What we want to do is to treat Christ as we treat an earthly friend. If […] you have some great burden, “Go bury thy sorrow,” bury it in His bosom. If you go to people and tell them of your cares, your sorrows, they will tell you they haven’t time to listen. But He will not only hear your story, however long it be, but will bind your broken heart up. Oh, if there is a broken heart here tonight, bring it to Jesus, and I tell you upon authority, He will heal you. He has said He will bind your wounds up – not only that, He will heal them.
- Are you in doubt about anything? ask Jesus; He will tell you. Anxious sinner, seek the good teacher, as Nicodemus did: “Master, we know thou art a teacher sent from God.” If you seek Him thus He will direct you. He will keep you, and lead you into green pastures and by the still waters.