2 Chronicles 30:27

""Their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even unto
              — 2 Chronicles 30:27

Prayer is the never-failing resort of the Christian in any case, in
every plight. When you cannot use your sword you may take to the weapon
of all-prayer. Your powder may be damp, your bow-string may be relaxed,
but the weapon of all-prayer need never be out of order. Leviathan
laughs at the javelin, but he trembles at prayer. Sword and spear need
furbishing, but prayer never rusts, and when we think it most blunt it
cuts the best. Prayer is an open door which none can shut. Devils may
surround you on all sides, but the way upward is always open, and as
long as that road is unobstructed, you will not fall into the enemy’s
hand. We can never be taken by blockade, escalade, mine, or storm, so
long as heavenly succours can come down to us by Jacob’s ladder to
relieve us in the time of our necessities. Prayer is never out of
season: in summer and in winter its merchandise is precious. Prayer
gains audience with heaven in the dead of night, in the midst of
business, in the heat of noonday, in the shades of evening. In every
condition, whether of poverty, or sickness, or obscurity, or slander,
or doubt, your covenant God will welcome your prayer and answer it from
his holy place. Nor is prayer ever futile. True prayer is evermore true
power. You may not always get what you ask, but you shall always have
your real wants supplied. When God does not answer his children
according to the letter, he does so according to the spirit. If thou
askest for coarse meal, wilt thou be angered because he gives thee the
finest flour? If thou seekest bodily health, shouldst thou complain if
instead thereof he makes thy sickness turn to the healing of spiritual
maladies? Is it not better to have the cross sanctified than removed?
This evening, my soul, forget not to offer thy petition and request,
for the Lord is ready to grant thee thy desires.

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