Charles Spurgeon on Humble Praying

The Friday feature of the Worldly Saints blog is all about quotes. No commentary from me, no reflection, etc. Just a provocative or informative quote from a saint in church history.

“We always pray best when we pray out of the depths; when the soul gets low enough she gets a leverage; she can then plead with God. … Oh some of you ungodly ones have tried to pray, but you have not bowed yourselves. Proud prayers may knock their heads on mercy’s lintel, but they can never pass through the portal. You cannot expect anything of God unless you put yourself in the right place, that is, as a beggar at his footstool; then will he hear you, and not until then.”

– Charles Spurgeon in a sermon entitled “Daniel: A Pattern for Pleaders”


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