Pray for great outpouring!

Pray daily for a great outpouring of the Spirit on the Church and on the world. This is the grand need of the day—it is the thing that we need far more than money, machinery, and men. The “company of preachers” in Christendom is far greater than it was in the days of Paul; but the actual spiritual work done in the earth, in proportion to the means used, is undoubtedly far less. We need more of the presence of the Holy Spirit—more in the pulpit, and more in the congregation—more in the pastoral visit, and more in the school. Where He is, there will be life, health, growth, and fruitfulness. Where He is not—all will be dead, tame, formal, sleepy, and cold. Then let everyone who desires to see an increase of pure and undefiled religion, pray daily for more of the presence of the Holy Spirit in every branch of the visible Church of Christ.

J.C. Ryle
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3 Responses to Pray for great outpouring!

  1. Daniel Ray says:

    Timely!

  2. Jeremy Ray says:

    It’s amazing to think that we (our bodies) are a temple for the Holy Spirit to dwell and work through. How do we miss this amazing power and presence of God in us on a daily basis?

    • Daniel Ray says:

      Great question Jeremy. As I meditate on it more and more, I realize how I consistently forget that we are indwelt with the Spirit of God. May the Spirit move in us to remind each other on a regular basis this comforting truth. Thanks Jeremy!

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