“Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the great British pulpiteer, had said in a
sermon almost exactly a hundred years before: The condition of the
church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the
prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of
divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray.
And if he be not there, one of the first tokens of his absence will be a
slothfulness in prayer.” ―
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire