"It is only in a life full of the Holy Spirit that the true power to ask in Christ's Name can be known."
"Christ actually meant prayer to be the great power by which His Church should do its work, and that the neglect of prayer is the great reason the Church has not greater power over the masses in Christian and heathen countries."
"The power of the Church truly to bless rests on intercession - asking and receiving heavenly gifts to carry to men."
"Nothing will so test and stimulate the Christian life as the honest attempt to be an intercessor."
"Throughout the Scripture, in the life of every saint, of God's own Son, throughout the history of God's Church, God is, first of all, a prayer-hearing God."
"My answer was, in substance, that it was simply a question of whether the call of God for our time and attention was of more importance than that of man."
"Do let us believe that God's call to much prayer need not be a burden and cause of continual self-condemnation. He means it to be a joy."
"Prayer is one of the most heavenly and spiritual of the functions of the Spirit-life. How could we try or expect to fulfill it so as to please God, except as our soul is in perfect health, and our life truly possessed and moved by God's Spirit?"
"Jesus Christ is the Healer of all diseases, the Conqueror of all enemies, the Deliverer from all sin; if our failure teaches us to turn afresh to Him, and find in Him the grace He gives to pray as we ought, this humiliation may become our greatest blessing."
"It is only by intercession that, that power can be brought down from Heaven which will enable the Church to conquer the world."