George Mueller’s Practice of Habitual Prayer

My practice had been, at least for ten years previously, as an habitual thing, to give myself to prayer, after having dressed myself in the morning.  N0w…the first thing I did, after having asked in a few words the Lord’s blessing upon His precious word, was to begin to meditate on the word of God, searching as it were, into every verse, to get blessing out of it..The result I have found to be almost invariably this, that after a very few minutes my soul has been led to confession, or to thanksgiving, or to intercession, or to supplication; so that, though I did not, as it were, give myself to prayer, but to meditation, yet it turned almost immediately more or less into prayer.  When thus I have been for a while making confession, or intercession, or supplication, or have given thanks, I go on to the next words or verse, turning all, as I go on, into prayer for myself or others, as the Word may lead to it.

– George Mueller, A Narrative of Some of the Lord’s Dealings with George Mueller

as quoted by Piper, John; When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy; Crossway; Wheaton, Ill.; copyright  2004; p. 149

The Atonement is Christ’s Chief Work but It’s Not His Only Work

The atonement is Christ’s chief work as our great High Priest, but it is not his only priestly task.  He also lives as our intecessor with the Father.  His intercession is another means to the end or purpose of the elect’s redemption.  Christ not oly dies for his sheep, but also prays for them.  His special work of intercession is definite in its design (John 17:6-12)

Sproul, R.C.; Grace Unknown: The Heart of Reformed Theology; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; copyright 1997; p. 175

There Is Enough Done and God is Satisfied

And how surely there is free admittance is for all sinners into God’s favor through this risen Saviour, there is enough done, and God is satisfied; as he has declared and sealed to it by the resurrection of Christ, who is alive, and lives for evermore, and is making intercession for p0or, distressed souls that come unto him.

– Jonathan Edwards, On Knowing Christ, The Banner of Truth Trust, copyright 1990, page 163