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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But why is this constant, persistent, sleepless, overcoming prayer so needful? Doubtless one of the great secrets of the unsatisfactoriness and superficiality and unreality of many of our modern so-called revivals, is that more dependence is put upon man’s machinery than upon God’s power, sought and obtained by earnest, persistent, bow prayer.
One night a very active Christian man dropped into a little prayer-meeting that I was leading. Please let me recommend this book to you. It may be some sin in the past that has been unconfessed and unjudged, it may be some sin in the present that is cherished, very likely is not even looked upon as sin, but there the sin is, hidden away somewhere in the heart or in the life, and God “will not hear.
She became anxious about sinners, and went to praying for them; she prayed, and her distress increased; and she finally came to her minister, and talked with him, and asked him to appoint an anxious meeting, for she felt that one was needed. You just have to wade through the old-fashioned wording to get there.
The churches are rapidly increasing in wealth, but the treasuries of the missionary societies are empty. Overall, a great read on prayer.
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At last in desperation I cried, ‘O God, for Christ’s sake forgive my sins,’ and found peace at once. Coming in contact with them is like coming in contact with an electrical machine charged with gladness. This book is clearly dated, and Mr. Learning how to pray is something like learning how to have a meaningful conversation with your father or your daughter–it can only really be learned by doing it, struggling through the pitfalls and hopefully emerging with a better understanding of how to communicate, not so much generally or to the masses, but to this individual.
We have religious excitements gotten up by the cunning methods and hypnotic influence of the mere professional evangelist; but these are not revivals and are not needed. In the morning hour the mind is fresh and at its very best. Christ’s ministry did not close with His death. It is through His words that Jesus imparts Himself to us. How do they manage it? So it is when I go to the bank of heaven, when I go to God in prayer.
They had no independent life of their own.
How to Pray by R.A. Torrey
R.q.torrey prayer the bitterest enemies of the Gospel have become its most valiant defenders, the greatest scoundrels the truest sons of God, and the vilest women the purest saints. Prevailing prayer is almost an impossibility where there is neglect of the study of the Word of God. Prayer will root out heresy, allay misunderstanding, sweep away jealousies and animosities, obliterate immoralities, and bring in the full tide of God’s reviving grace.
In the context we are told that it is when we love, not in word or jow tongue, but in deed and in truth, when we open our hearts pay the brother in need, it is then and only then we have confidence toward God in prayer. It is free from distraction, and that absolute concentration upon God which is essential to the most effective prayer is most easily possible in the early morning hours.
The prayer is purely selfish. Time spent in prayer is not wasted, but time invested at big interest. I know the 4 p’s of prayer; Praise, Purify, Pray and Praise.
Then there is the increasing disregard for the Lord’s Day. Many and many a mother and father are allowing their children to go down to eternity unsaved, for the miserable gratification of hating somebody.
But that is not the only reason, nor the bu. Torrey does this too, but he is more organized and writing about the subject itself.
He, however, became interested in conversation, and upon finding where I was going, he made up his mind to keep on and go with me to Rochester.
How to Pray
We had been there but a few days when this minister became so convinced that he could not help weeping aloud at one time as we passed along the street. I dropped rr.a.torrey my knees and cried to God for help. John Welch, son-in-law to John Knox, was one of the most faithful men of prayer this world ever saw.
Published December 1st by Whitaker House first published I cried to God for these things, reasoned with Him as to how r.a.torrrey it was that I get them, and get them at once; but no answer came. If we would know the fulness of blessing that there is in the prayer life, it is important not only that we pray in the right way, ny also that we pray at the right time.