So, let us have the Spirit of Christ, who comes from Him.  Then, it is no matter what our condition be in the world.  Upon this ground, let us fear nothing that shall befall us in God’s cause, whatsoever it is.  We shall have a spirit of prayer at the worst.  God never takes away the spirit of supplication from His children, but leaves them that until, at length, He possesses them fully of their desires.  In all Christ’s delays, let us look unto the cause and to our carriage therein, renew our repentance, that we may be in a fit state to go to God, and God come to us.  Desire Him to fit us for prayer and holy communion with Him, that we may never doubt of His presence. – Richard Sibbes (1577-1635)

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