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How To Pray [R. A. Torrey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers . How to Pray is a riveting and compelling call to prayer. Pastor, educator. Table of Contents Preface to How to Pray Chapter 1 – The Importance of Prayer Chapter 2 – Praying Unto God Chapter 3 – Obeying and Praying Chapter 4 -. How can we learn to pray effectively? Renowned evangelist and Bible teacher R. A. Torrey says that there are key biblical principles which must be followed if w .

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If in order to be an optimist one must shut his eyes and call bu white, and error truth, and sin righteousness, and death life, I don’t want to be called an optimist. The word rendered “importunity” means literally “shamelessness,” as if Jesus would have us understand that God would have us draw nigh to Him with a determination to obtain the things we seek that will not be put to shame by any seeming refusal or delay on God’s part.

She thinks that she does, but if she knew what praj be involved in the conversion of her husband, how it would necessitate an entire revolution in his manner of doing business, and how consequently it would reduce their income and make necessary an entire change in their method of living, the real prayer of her heart would be, if she were to be sincere with God: If we are to pray aright in such a time as this, much of our prayer should be for a general revival. It is not necessary that the whole church get to praying to begin with.

I could not sleep all that night. Trivia About How to Pray. Sometimes he cannot even stand on his knees, but will lie prostrate on the floor, and groan and pray in a manner that quite astonishes me. Yet this was the Pfay choice to begin with oray the admirable work of God which I mention on purpose that all may see how the glory is only the Lord’s in making a holy nation in this profane land, and that it was ‘not by might, nor by power, nor bt man’s prah, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord.

There is a peculiar power in such prayer.

The devil is perfectly willing that the church should multiply its organizations, and deftly contrive machinery for the conquest of the world for Christ if it will only give up praying. I enjoyed the book. For with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again. That way is prayer; bold, confident, outspoken approach to the throne of grace, the most holy place of God’s presence, where our sympathizing High Priest, Jesus Christ, has entered in our behalf.

George Muller, to whom reference has already been made, was a mighty man of prayer because he was a mighty giver. It is bh a general revival or the dissolution of the church, of the home, of the state. He did not know of one, but when he went to the place, to his astonishment he found a large number of anxious inquirers.


How to Pray by R.A. Torrey

There is also a fair amount about when we should pray, and that becomes problematic–because a couple of times the Bible that Jesus got up early to pray in the morning, the author concludes that everyone should always pray early in the morning; but the similar statements that Jesus stayed up all night praying means only that sometimes we might want to do this.

The young man and young woman who does not believe in dancing with its rank immodesties, the card table with its drift toward gambling, and the theater with its ever-increasing appeal to lewdness, is counted an old fogy. Seldom are men overwhelmed with a sense of their awful guilt in trampling under foot the Son of God. There are two words often overlooked in the lesson about prayer which Paul gives us in Phil.

The pastor told me afterward that he found that in the six weeks that I was there, five hundred souls had been converted. They made a clean breast in confession of sin, and humbled themselves before God. Many a woman is praying for the conversion of her husband, who does not really wish her husband to be converted. In the hour of darkest portent, when the case of the church, local or universal, has seemed beyond hope, believing men and believing women have met together and cried to God and the answer has come.

Many church members are just as eager as any in the rush to get rich.

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These may be prayers for things for which it is perfectly proper to ask, for things which it is the will of God to give, but the motive of the prayer is entirely wrong, and so the prayer falls powerless to the ground. Hw know the 4 r.a.todrey of prayer; Praise, Purify, Pray and Praise. Men went out of that room to different parts of the country, taking trains that very morning, and reports soon came back of the out-pouring of God’s Holy Spirit in answer to prayer. He is cunning, he is mighty, he never rests, he is ever plotting the downfall of the child of God; and if the child of God relaxes in prayer, the devil will succeed in ensnaring him.

O the unutterable joy of those moments when in our prayers we really press into the presence of God! If we put so little heart into our prayers, we cannot expect God to put much heart into answering too. It will not be long before the glow of the Spirit’s presence will fill our hearts, and we will begin to pray with freedom, directness, earnestness and power. It’s quick and to the point, you could easily read it in a weekend or even an evening if you have a decent attention span.

There are few converted in this world unless in connection with some one’s prayers. One of these men was converted shortly before his death, I think at the last service that George Muller held, the other was converted within a year after his death. Your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you that He will not hear. How many a Sunday-school teacher has taught for months and years, and seen no real fruit from his labors, and then has learned the secret of intercession, and by earnest pleading with God, has seen his scholars brought one by one to Christ!


Don’t you know any one who is always serene?

Men marry one wife after another, and are still admitted into good society; and women do likewise. I would, however, prefer E. That’s something that would be very difficult to communicate in a book–although the book I just got might suggest otherwise, from all reports. The heaven-kindled flame soon spread through the whole congregation in one of the most powerful revivals ever known in that city.

Some people focus on prayer as a means to power, others look at prayer in a biblical or historical context, or look at various disciplines related to prayer. But there is a faith that goes beyond expectation, that believes that the prayer is heard and the promise granted. The writer was led to ask, “Will you tell us something of your prayer life? The great need of the day is a general revival.

The author then concludes this short book with a discussion of the need for a general revival 11something that is no less true today, as well as the place of prayer before and during revivals 12something which assumes that revivals are going to be present among a godly and healing congregation or area. I have found so much mysticism in books about prayer that the strong biblical teaching in this little volume was incredibly refreshing.

Wars are waged and men shot down like dogs to improve commerce, and to gain political prestige for unprincipled politicians who parade as statesmen. There is a lot of encouragement and self-reflection the author encourages a person to do an illuminating one is making sure that before beginning to pray you actually focus on coming into the presence of God – amazing topic covered.

God is deeply grieved by the thanklessness and ingratitude of which so many of us are guilty. Other branches were completely severed from the vine, or else the flow of the sap or life of the vine into them was in some way hindered.

But we oftentimes do well to say, “I am going to set apart this night for meeting God, and obtaining His blessing and power; and if necessary, and if He so leads me, I will give the whole night to prayer. Why should we pray for the Spirit? For example, we read in Luke 5: Feb 11, Mark Uncommon Valor rated it it was amazing Shelves: