On prayer

2Cor. 12, ver. 8: I besought the Lord thrice.

i.e. Frequently and fervently.

God respecteth not the arithmetic of our prayers, how many they are;

not the rhetoric of our prayers, how neat they are;

nor the geometry of our prayers, how long they are;

nor the music of our prayers, how melodious they are;

nor the logic of our prayers, how methodical they are;

but the divinity of our prayers, how heart sprung they are.

Not gifts, but graces prevail in prayer.

 

Fragment din Comentariul cărții 2 Corinteni, de John Trapp.