Prayer from the humble, contrite heart is the vital breath of the soul hungering for righteousness. - ST December 3, 1896, par. 10

 God understands the needs of humanity. He knows what we desire before we ask him. He sees the soul's conflict with doubt and temptation. He marks the sincerity of the suppliant. If the heart is afflicted, if the spirit is humble before God, he marks it. He will accept the humiliation and affliction of soul, and will reward according to the purity of the motives that prompted the action. - ST December 3, 1896, par. 11

Force is the last resort of every false religion. - Ellen G White, ST, May 6,1897