Prayer Can Lighten Crosses For Us

“Prayer can lighten crosses for us, however heavy. It can bring down to our side One who will help us to bear them. Prayer can open a door for us when our way seems hedged up. It can bring down One who will say, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’ Prayer can let in a ray of hope when all our earthly prospects seem darkened. It can bring down One who will say, ‘I will never leave you, nor forsake you.’ Prayer can obtain relief for us when those we love most are taken away, and the world feels empty. It can bring down One who can fill the gap in our hearts with himself, and say to the waves within, ‘Peace; be still.’ Oh that people were not so like Hagar in the wilderness, blind to the well of living waters close beside them.”

– J.C. Ryle, A Call to Prayer, p.19-20


2 thoughts on “Prayer Can Lighten Crosses For Us

  1. Daniel,

    I noticed your last three posts were fantastic, thought-provoking quotes from John Charles Ryle.

    I recently began a site devoted entirely to Ryle and his quotes. Just thought you might enjoy some more Christ-centered, gospel-saturated Ryle quotes at my site:

    Be encouraged and strengthened in your faith as Ryle continually points you to our Savior Jesus Christ.

    Keep up the insightful posts brother!

    Soli Deo Gloria!

    ~ Erik

  2. Awesome website! I love J.C. Ryle’s writings (as you could probably tell). I have put a link to it on my blog. Thanks!

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