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Meditation Can Fuel Prayer by Nathaniel Vincent (1639-1697)

What the Bible says about Godly Meditation through the Word
Today, many Christians are turning back to the puritans to, “walk in the old paths,” of God’s word, and to continue to proclaim old truth that glorifies Jesus Christ. There is no new theology. In our electronic age, more and more people are looking to add electronic books (ePubs, mobi and PDF formats) to their library – books from the Reformers and Puritans – in order to become a “digital puritan” themselves. Take a moment to visit Puritan Publications (click the banner below) to find the biggest selection of rare puritan works updated in modern English in both print form and in multiple electronic forms. There are new books published every month. All proceeds go to support A Puritan’s Mind.

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Let the Word of God be looked into, and meditated on when prayer is made. The Word will direct you and quicken and encourage you to prayer. By the Word God speaks to you, as by prayer you speak to him; if you do not regard God’s voice, how can you expect him to mind your voice? If you will not hear and obey, he will not hear and grant what you request of him. “The Word should dwell richly in you,” (Colossians 3:16), your “delight should be in the law of the Lord, and in the law you meditate day and night,” (Psalm 1:2). The Scripture should be searched, which shows that they are a depth and all is not at first looking into them discovered. “You must seek here as for silver, and search here as for hid treasure, if you would understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God,” (Proverbs 2:4-5). How enlightening, how enlivening, how cleansing, and transforming is the word of God? How sweet and desirable are the Lord’s testimonies? When the Spirit becomes the expositor of Scripture, and opens the eyes too, to behold wondrous things out of God’s law, and affects the heart! O then there is such efficacy, profit, and sweetness as is beyond comparison.

Nathaniel Vincent, The Spirit of Prayer.

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