Don The Armour

June 9, 2023

Here is a word to you that have mean gifts, yet truth of grace – be content with thy condition. Perhaps when thou hearest others, how enlargedly they pray, how able to discourse of the truths of God, and the like, thou art ready to go into a corner, and mourn to think how weak thy memory, how dull thy apprehension, how straitened thy spirit, hardly able, though in secret, to utter and express thy mind to God in prayer. O thou art ready to think those the happy men and women, and almost to murmur at thy condition. Well, canst thou not say, though I have not words, I hope I have faith? I cannot dispute for the truth, but I am willing to suffer for it. I cannot remember a sermon, but I never hear the word but I hate sin and love Christ more than ever. Lord, thou knowest I love thee.

William Gurnall, The Christian in Complete Armour


It’s okay if you don’t have eloquent words for prayer or a deep knowledge of theology. God knows your heart and sees your efforts.