But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles.
There are heights in experimental knowledge of the things of God which the eagle’s eye of acumen and philosophic thought hath never seen; and there are secret paths which the lion’s whelp of reason and judgment hath not as yet learned to travel.
God alone can bear us there; but the chariot in which He takes us up, and the fiery steeds with which that chariot is dragged, are prevailing prayers.
….. Prevailing prayers takes the Christian to Carmel, and enables Him to cover heaven with clouds of blessing and earth with floods of mercy.
….. Prevailing prayer bears the Christian aloft to Pisgah and shows him the inheritance reserved; ay, and it elevates him to Tabor and transfigures him, till in the likeness of his Lord, as He is, so are we also in this world. – C.H. Spurgeon.
Our prayer life should be a ladder not simply for the ascending and descending of angels of blessing, but for the constant ascending of our own souls into the heights of God.
– Daily Meditations for Prayer.