Thursday, 13 January 2011

Calvin on the treasure that is prayer

'To know that God is the Lord, to know that everything good comes from him, to know that he invites us to ask him for what we need, and yet not to call on him and pray to him, is like knowing of a treasure hidden in the earth and, through indifference, to leave it there, without taking the trouble to dig it up.'

John Calvin - Truth for all Time


  1. Ties in with a quote I read today.

    ‎" A prayerless soul is a Christless soul." - Charles Spurgeon

  2. Good stuff John. Here's another Spurgeon prayer quote that I've reflected on often:

    "Do not reckon you have prayed until you have pleaded, for pleading is the very marrow of prayer"