The world has too much of our thought, and the kingdom of heaven too little.
Christ tells us to pray with unshaken faith, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” These words will surely be fulfilled. Work to the utmost of your ability to answer this prayer. You will then feel so weighty a responsibility resting upon you that you will put away from you all selfishness.
At our baptism we pledged ourselves to break all connection with Satan and his agencies, and to put heart and mind and soul into the work of extending the kingdom of God. All heaven is working for this object. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are pledged to co-operate with sanctified human instrumentalities. If we are true to our vow, there is opened to us a door of communication with heaven.
At every step we are to ask for the help of Christ... He calls for deeds, not words, saying, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” “Do unto others as you would they should do unto you”—this is to be our rule of life.
Christ is the source of light, the fountain of life. He brings us to his word... He leads us to the throne of God, and gives us a prayer to offer to him. When we live this prayer, we are brought into close contact with Christ; at every step we touch his living power. In our behalf he sets in operation the all-powerful agencies of heaven.
Pray for the inspiration of his Spirit, that you may be filled with a desire to save those who are perishing.
— The Review and Herald, May 17, 1906
Pray to be filled with knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
Pray with unshaken faith, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Pledge yourself to break all connection with Satan and to put heart, mind and soul into extending the kingdom of God.
Pray for the inspiration of His Spirit that you may be filled with a desire to save those who are perishing.