When you pray, rather let your hearts be without words, than your words without a heart.
A famous writer and preacher, most known for his allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan voiced more than his fair share of desperate prayers—many of them while imprisoned for preaching. Arrested three times in his lifetime, Bunyan was jailed once with nothing more than a copy of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, the Bible, a violin he’d made out of tin, a flute he’d made from a chair leg, and a supply of pens and paper.
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