H. C. G. Moule — Pre-eminent, supreme among the helps to secret prayer…

Pre-eminent, supreme among the helps to secret prayer I place, of course, the secret study of the holy written Word of God.  Read it on your knees, at least on the knees of your spirit.  Read it to reassure, to feed, to regulate, to kindle, to give to your secret prayer at once body and soul.  Read it that you may hold faster your certainty of being heard.  Read it that you may know with blessed definiteness whom you have believed, and what you have in Him, and how He is able to keep your deposit safe.  Read it in the attitude of mind in which the apostles read it, in which the Lord read it.  Read it, not seldom, to turn it at once into prayer.
H. C. G. Moule