A Quiet Thought on Prayer

In his 1904 book, Quiet Talks on Prayer, Dr. Samuel D. Gordon wrote: “You can do more through your praying than through your personality.”

Most of us try to do things through the force of our personalities. We persuade. We cajole. We brown-nose. We maneuver. We push. We sweet-talk. We urge. We hint. We arm-twist.

But we forget that we can do much more through prayer than through personality.

“You can do more than pray after you have prayed, said Dr. Gordon. “But you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.”

–From Rob Morgan’s Sermon, “Useful Prayers,” at www.donelson.org.