Saturday, December 19, 2009

Buzzing of the Lips

"When thou prayest let thy words be few, but thy thoughts and affections many, and above all let them be profound. The less thou speakest the better thou prayest.... External and bodily prayer is that buzzing of the lips, that outside babble that is gone through without any attention, and which strikes the ears of men; but prayer in spirit and in truth is the inward desire, the motions, the sighs, which issue from the depths of the heart. The former is the prayer of hypocrites and of all who trust in themselves: the latter is the prayer of the children of God, who walk in His fear." —Martin Luther (1483–1546)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

In the multitude of words sin is not lacking,but he who restrains his lips is wise.Proverbs 10:19 I have often thought about this verse in a prayer meeting or sunday school prayer when people often times searce for words to say. Let us do all things with GODS Glory in mind. C. d.

Wayne Dawg said...

Don't know if I will be online tomorrow...

Merry Christmas!!