Homemade Prayer by Spurgeon

For real business at the Mercy Seat give me a homemade prayer, a prayer that comes out of the depths of my heart, not because I invented it, but because God the Holy Ghost put it there and gave it such a living force that I could not help letting it out.

Though your words are broken and your sentences disconnected, if your desires are earnest, if they are like coals of juniper, burning with vehement flame, God will not mind how they find expression.

If you have no words, perhaps you will pray better without them than with them. There are prayers that break the backs of words; they are too heavy for any human language to carry.

— C. H. Spurgeon.

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