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“Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the Book widens and deepens with our years.” —Charles Spurgeon

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Prayer and Posture

A little insight on the best posture in prayer!

“‘The proper way for man to pray,’ said Deacon Lemuel Keyes;
‘The only proper attitude is down upon his knees’
‘Nay, I should say the way to pray,’ said Reverend Doctor Wise,
‘Is standing straight with outstretched arms with rapt and upturned eyes.’

‘Oh, no, no, no,’ said Elder Snow, ‘such posture is too proud.
A man should pray with eyes fast-closed and head contritely bowed.’
‘It seems to me his hands should be austerely clasped in front
With both thumbs pointing to the ground,’ said Reverend Doctor Blunt.

‘Last year I fell in Hodgkin’s well headfirst,’ said Cyril Brown.
‘With both my heels a-stickin’ up, my head a-pointing’ down;
And I done prayed right then and there; best prayer I ever said,
The prayin’est prayer I ever prayed, a-standin’ on my head.’”

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This is why we need to pray continually!

“Prayer is the work; preaching is gathering up the results. Whenever a person confesses Jesus as Lord or whenever gospel advance is made you will always find it it tied to the people of God. What is observed by God in secret will ultimately be rewarded openly.”–Alistair Begg

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