Prayer and Desire to Pray
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end,
that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”
“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,
I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods,
and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:”
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer
of a righteous man availeth much.”
“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.”
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”
My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God:
when shall I come and appear before God?