HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“ For my love, they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.” (Psalm 109:4).
We are often in a religious hurry in our devotions. How much time do we spend on them daily? Can it not be easily reckoned in minutes? Who knew an eminently holy man who did not spend much of his time in prayer? Did ever a man exhibit much of the spirit of prayer, who did not devote much time in his closet?
An old preacher who went to be with the Lord said, “Whole days and weeks have I spent prostrate on the ground, in silent or vocal prayer.” “Fall upon your knees and grow there,” is the language of another, who knew whereof he affirmed.
It has been said that no great work in literature or science was ever wrought by a man who did not love solitude. We may lay it down as an elemental principle of religion, that no large growth in holiness was ever gained by one who did not take time to be often, and long, alone with God