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Our Extended Ryle: A Call to Prayer “Success” in the Christian Walk 1

Our Extended Ryle: A Call to Prayer “Success” in the Christian Walk 1

As we work on our website, we forge ahead with our coverage of John Charles Ryle’s tract, “A Call to Prayer.”

His genius of organization and expression was remarkable in his day and is even more so in ours.

He makes the point that is ever been evident when he says:

“I ask whether you pray, because diligence in prayer is the secret of eminent holiness:

Without controversy there is a vast difference among true Christians. There is an immense interval between the foremost and the hindermost in the army of God.”

“There are some of the Lord’s people who seem never able to get on from the time of their conversion. They are born again, but they remain babes all their lives.”

“Now how can we account for the difference which I have just described? What is the reason that some believers are so much brighter and holier than others? I believe the difference, in nineteen cases out of twenty, arises from different habits about private prayer. I believe that those who are not eminently holy pray little, and those who are eminently holy pray much.”

Meditating on this whole passage is food for edification and a challenge to our prayer-less hearts.

"What a man is on his knees before God, that he is and nothing more."

Robert Murray M'Cheyne

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