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C.W. Lewis Quotes on Prayer

“Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.”

“We must lay before him what is in us; not what ought to be in us.”

“A concentrated mind and a sitting body make for better prayer than a kneeling body and a mind half asleep.”

“For prayer is request. The essence of request, as distinct from compulsion, is that it may or may not be granted.”

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

“A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.”


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