“God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. The lips that uttered them may be closed [in] death, the heart that felt them may have ceased to beat, but the prayers live before God, and God’s heart is set on them…prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them; they outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world.”
– E. M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer
submitted by Vickie Hess
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It felt silly to “like” my own contribution. But I did want to add a personal note.
This quote resonated with me partly because I’ve long believed I was an example of it.
Mary Lyon, who founded what became Mt. Holyoke College in 1837, was a devout Christian with a heart for missions and a deep concern for the spiritual, as well as academic, lives of her “daughters.” When I showed up there over 130 years later, the Christian underpinnings of the place were long gone–else I wouldn’t have been there! But I came to faith there–and I’ve always believed that her foundational prayers were part of God’s web bringing me in.