In looking back upon the character of our prayers, if we do it honestly, we shall be filled with wonder that God has ever answered them. There may be some who think their prayers worthy of acceptance-as the Pharisee did; but the true Christian, in a more enlightened retrospect, weeps over his prayers, and if he could retrace his steps he would desire to pray more earnestly. Remember, Christian, how cold thy prayers have been. When in thy closet thou shouldst have wrestled as Jacob did; but...
Bible Verses: Psalms 66:20
This language is appropriate to one who, having been led to supplicate God with respect to some matter that was very near his heart, has afterwards perhaps waited long and seen many things that appeared to be designed by Providence to extinguish faith and hope, but has persevered in expectation, and finally in some golden hour, never to be forgotten, has received the answer to his prayer, in most abundant measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.
Thus was it perhaps...
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