This kind of prayer makes change: the bombarding of heaven

There must be prayer, much prayer, constant prayer, vehement prayer, the kind of prayer which will not take a denial, like Luther’s prayer, which he called the bombarding of heaven; that is to say, the planting a cannon at heaven’s gates to blow them open—for, after this fashion fervent men prevail in prayer; they will not come from the mercy seat until they can cry with Luther—“Vici”—”I have conquered, I have gained the blessing for which I strove.” “The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” May we offer such violent, God-constraining, heaven-compelling prayers, and the Lord will not permit us to seek his face in vain! –CH Spurgeon, The Soul Winner


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