Another Puritan quote

30 Sep

“He who prays as he ought will endeavour to live as he prays.”


This quote is truly a challenge and conviction for me. Do we pray as if we are content? Do we live our lives in such a way that it reflects a lack of trust in God? Do we trust that He is sovereign, and do we live like He is? Most of us pray as if we believe God is sovereign but when it comes to the other aspects of our life is this the same case? This statement by John Owen is so profound. Our prayer life and the life that we live should be the same.


Posted by on September 30, 2007 in John Owen, Puritan, quotes


4 responses to “Another Puritan quote

  1. erik raymond

    October 3, 2007 at 12:24 am

    maybe this is an insight into prayerlessness in the church?

    thanks for the quote BD

  2. barrydean

    October 3, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Hey Erik,

    To be sure there is prayerlessness in the church today. One of the things I have learned from you and Pat is that you don’t say I will be praying for such and such. Both of you have said to me that “I am praying now” for such and such. If we are truly serious about prayer then it should be on the tip of of our tongue all day long. Praying without ceasing. Thanks for the encouragement E.

  3. erik

    October 4, 2007 at 7:45 am

    Good point Barry. That was something that has rubbed off on me from Pat. One of the many things that has shaped me from him. the body of Christ is special.

  4. Bill

    November 17, 2007 at 8:54 am

    Great quote.


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