The Easiest and the Hardest

“Prayer is the easiest and the hardest of all things; the simplest and the sublimest; the weakest and the most powerful; its results lie outside the range of human possibilities–they are limited only by the omnipotence of God. Few Christians have anything but a vague idea of the power of prayer; fewer still have any experience of that power. The Church seems almost wholly unaware of the power God puts into her hand; this spiritual carte blanche on the infinite resources of God’s wisdom and power is rarely, if ever, used — never used to the full measure of honoring God.

It is astounding how poor the use, how little the benefits. Praying is our most formidable weapon, but the one in which we are the least skilled, the most averse to its use. We do everything else for the [lost] save the thing God wants us to do; the only thing which does any good [and which] makes all else we do efficient.” – E. M. Bounds

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