I came across this quotation from E. M. Bounds when reading Richard Foster’s book, Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home. Bounds is one of our preeminent writers on prayer from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, there is not always the same emphasis on prayer as a source of power for ministry that we hear when we read Bounds. For those of you who preach or teach, what do you think about Bounds’ claims here?
The character of our praying will determine the character of our preaching. Light praying will make light preaching. Prayer makes preaching strong, gives it unction, and make it stick.