The church that is not jealously protected by mighty intercession and sacrificial labors will before long become the abode of every evil bird and the hiding place for unsuspected corruption. The creeping wilderness will soon take over that church that trusts in its own strength and forgets to watch and pray.
A. W. Tozer (1897 – 1963)
Let us learn to think of tears as liquid prayers, and of weeping as a constant dropping of importunate intercession which will wear its way right surely into the very heart of mercy, despite the stony difficulties which obstruct the way.
Charles Spurgeon, Treasury of David, comments on Psalm 6.8
God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede.
Oswald Chambers (1874 – 1917)
He who is constantly employed in interceding for others, is doing that on earth, which the eternal Son of God is always doing in heaven.
George Whitefield (1714 – 1770)
You are not here asked to give your silver and gold, or your life, though these all belong to your Saviour; but the duty now pointed out is simply that of remembering a perishing world in your prayers. And in constantly, and faithfully discharging it, you are obeying the two great commands of love to God and love to man.
Edward Bickersteth, A Treatise on Prayer