Take the gates of heaven and shake them with thy vehemence, as though thou wouldst pull them up post and bar and all. Stand at Mercy’s door, and take no denial. Knock, and knock, and knock again, as though thou wouldst shake the very spheres, but that thou wouldst obtain an answer to thy cries.
‘The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.’ Matthew 11:12
Cold prayers never win God’s ear. Draw thy bow with thy full strength, if thou wouldst send thy arrow up so high as heaven. - Charles Spurgeon