“We don’t thank and praise God half enough. That is one reason why so many of our churches are so dull and gloomy. When churches get into a backslidden state, they hire singers to stand away up in some organ-loft and praise God for them. How can we expect God to give us further blessings if we don’t thank Him for what He has given us? There ought to be more thanksgiving in our prayers, and there ought to be more thanksgiving from the heart in our singing. One of the best ways to wake up a church and start a revival, is to hold a praise-meeting.” – D.L. Moody At Home, p. 272 (1886).