Prayerfulness: Expression of A New Nature

Octavius Winslow:

“There exists not a more undoubted evidence of a renewed nature than prayer. The absence of it is the unmistakable evidence of death, its existence a palpable and positive evidence of life. Prayer is the most vital, spiritual, and pure emanation of the indwelling of the Spirit in the soul… Prayer is too holy and spiritual an exercise for any but the holy ones. None prostrate themselves at the mercyseat but the poor in spirit–the self-abhorring–Christ-desiring! To them, this spot is the dearest in the universe.“[1]

[1] Octavius Winslow, “The Prayers of Christ’s Saints” (1808-1878)–(An excerpt from “The Preciousness of Prayer” in The Precious Things of God.)


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