"What a man is on his knees before God in secret, that will he be before men: that much and no more." -Fred Mitchell "Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the Kingdom. If you may have everything by asking in His Name, and nothing without asking, I beg you to see how absolutely vital prayer is." -C. H. Spurgeon "Prayer - secret, fervent, believing prayer - lies at the root of all personal godliness." -William Carey "There is absolutely no substitute for this secret communion with God. The public Church services, or even the family altar, cannot take the place of the 'closet' prayer. We must deliberately seek to meet with God absolutely alone..." - Gordon Cove "Prayer meetings are dead affairs when they are merely asking sessions; there is adventure, hope and life when they are believing sessions, and the faith is corporately, practically and deliberately affirmed." - Norman Grubb "I want deliberately to encourage this mighty longing after God. The lack of it has brought us to our present low estate. The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of us He waits so long, so very long, in vain." - A. W. Tozer "Out of a very intimate acquaintance with D. L. Moody, I wish to testify that he was a far greater pray-er than he was preacher. Time and time again, he was confronted by obstacles that seemed insurmountable, but he always knew the way to overcome all difficulties. He knew the way to bring to pass anything that needed to be brought to pass. He knew and believed in the deepest depths of his soul that nothing was too hard for the Lord, and that prayer could do anything that God could do. " - R. A. Torrey. "All great soul-winners have been men of much and mighty prayer, and all great revivals have been preceded and carried out by persevering, prevailing knee-work in the closet." - Samuel Logan Brengle . James the apostle of Lord Jesus Christ, said, "THE EFFECTUAL FERVENT PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN AVAILS MUCH" The disciples of Lord Jesus Christ asked Him - "Teach us to pray!" They could see the work and vitality of the praying of their Lord and Master Jesus Christ. They saw the practical results in His life's work. And they wanted that very same blessing. Lord, teach us to pray" - "Teach me to pray", is one of the most sensible and profound requests we can ask of our Heavenly Father. . It must be said that the method of prayer that Jesus used, is the only satisfactory method any disciple of Jesus Christ should use. Jesus never used roasary beads. Jesus did not pray to saints. Jesus did not pray to His mother - Mary. Jesus did not need to have pictures of certain persons before Him, or little or big statues to assist Him in His vital work of prayer. Jesus did not pray to Peter. Jesus never used candles in His prayer time unless he used some form of light or lamp to read the Scriptures with. But candles will not bring you closer to God, no more than a torch will or a serviette. All you need is the faith that only Jesus Christ can supply to you and that faith comes from hearing God's Word with an open heart. That kind of faith DOES NOT come through any frail word of man. . What Jesus had was a very intimate fellowship with His Heavenly Father. That is all we need friends. A simple relationship - fellowship with the Living God which is by faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God. One may use the Holy Bible as a guide to pray from; anything else is useless. Jesus said - "Watch and pray". "Watch with Me one hour". "Watch and pray lest you fall into temptation." The Holy Bible has much to say about prayer and its necessity for those who will be saved from their sins and it power, its curse and its final reward. Prayer of the Jesus kind will prepare you for Heaven and your testimony of Jesus Christ in the here and now. It will save you from eternal shame and torment. It will strengthen your spirit and change your way of thinking. Prayer of the Jesus kind is one of the hardest yet most rewarding of all Christian duties. The flesh dos not want to be disciplined in the holy work of true Biblical prayer. The devil hates it when we get serious in prayer before the Living God. He will use every dirty trick in his arsenal to stop, or delay or distract you and me from praying directly to God through faith in Jesus Christ alone. But our God is greater. Will you cry out to God today - and ask Him - "Teach me to pray?"