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It has been said that no great work in literature or in science was ever wrought by a man who did not love solitude. We may lay it down as an elemental principle of religion, that no large growth in holiness was ever gained by one who did not take time to be often long alone with God.

It has been said that no great work in literature or in science was ever wrought by a man who did not love solitude. We may lay it down as an elemental principle of religion, that no large growth in holiness was ever gained by one who did not take time to be often long alone with God.

Reference:  The Still Hour or Communion with God, 1974, p. 64, by permission Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA..


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A holy life does not live in the closet, but it cannot live without the closet.

A holy life does not live in the closet, but it cannot live without the closet.


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What is the reason that some believers are so much brighter and holier than others? I believe the difference, in nineteen cases out of twenty, arises from different habits about private prayer. I believe that those who are not eminently holy pray little, and those who are eminently holy pray much.

What is the reason that some believers are so much brighter and holier than others? I believe the difference, in nineteen cases out of twenty, arises from different habits about private prayer. I believe that those who are not eminently holy pray little, and those who are eminently holy pray much.

Reference:  A Call to Prayer, Baker, 1979, p. 35.


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He who prays as he ought will endeavor to live as he prays.

He who prays as he ought will endeavor to live as he prays.

Reference:  The Grace and Duy of Being Spiritually Minded, Baker, 1977, p. 59.


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Prayer does change things, all kinds of things. But the most important thing it changes is us.

Prayer does change things, all kinds of things. But the most important thing it changes is us.


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No man can expect to make progress in holiness who is not often and long alone with God.

No man can expect to make progress in holiness who is not often and long alone with God.


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Praying will make you leave off sinning, or sinning will make you leave off praying.

Praying will make you leave off sinning, or sinning will make you leave off praying.