Quotable from Charles Hodge on Prayer

Posted: May 21, 2009 by Rick Hogaboam in Discipleship/Sanctification, Quotables

Hodge also preached on prayer as a means of communion with God. Prayer in his view can be solemn and formal “in the use of articulate words and on set occasions in the closet, family or sanctuary” or it can be ejaculatory and thus constant as the bubbling of a spring of living water” or it can be on the highest level “the unuttered aspirations and longings of the soul after God, like the constant ascent of the flame towards heaven.” As this last phrase intimates Hodge’s injunctions occasionally reveal mystical language.[1]


[1] Westminster Theological Journal. electronic edition. Philadelphia : Westminster Theological Seminary, 1998


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