Gold from Bunyan

Gold in pan

Reading some authors makes me feel like Hartley & Reilly panning for gold in the Clutha river – it’s just sitting there waiting to be picked up! I have a little book by John Bunyan by the simple title of Prayer, on the first page of the body of the book he writes:

Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the heart or soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Holy Spirit, for such things as God has promised, or according to his Word, for the good of the church, with submission in faith to the will of God.

That one sentence is so bulging with depth and significance that I haven’t gotten to the next page yet!