The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar;
it shall never go out
Keep the altar of private prayer burning.
This is the very life of all Godliness.
our altars borrow their fires here, therefore let this burn well.
Prayer is the very essence, evidence, and barometer, of a vital relationship to Jesus.
Burn here the fat of your sacrifices.
Let your prayer seasons be, if possible, regular, frequent, and undisturbed.
Effective prayer is our real source of power.
We pray about our own soul, our children, our relations, our neighbours, our country,
and the cause of God and truth throughout the world.
Bring a hot burner to our lukewarmness in prayer
The fire of devotion needs to be burning in our hearts
Do the chariot wheels drag heavily? Don’t let our movements decay.
Let us go with weeping, and ask for the Spirit of grace and supplications.
Let us set time for extraordinary prayer.
Don’t let our fire be smothered beneath the ashes of a worldly conformity,
Don’t dim the fire on our altar or our influence will be dampened
God loves to see our hearts glowing in fire towards Himself.
Give to God our hearts, all blazing with love,
Seek His grace, that the fire may never be quenched;
Burn for the Lord and keep burning.
Our enemies will attempt to extinguish our energies;
Pour the sacred oil of God’s Spirit on, bring the blaze higher and higher.
Use the promises of Scripture as fuel to ignite the blazes of our heart’s praying fires
they are live coals; let us stir ourselves poking the embers, to be much alone with Jesus.
Adapted from Charles Spurgeon