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The Essentials of Prayer

By E.M. Bounds


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   1: Prayer Takes In the Whole Man - PRAYER has to do with the entire man. Prayer takes in man in his whole being, mind, soul and body. It takes the whole man to pray, and prayer affects ...read
   2: Prayer and Humility - To be humble is to have a low estimate of one's self. It is to be modest, lowly, with a disposition to seek obscurity. Humility retires itself from th ...read
   3: Prayer and Devotion - DEVOTION has a religious signification. The root of devotion is to devote to a sacred use. So that devotion in its true sense has to do with religious ...read
   4: Prayer, Praise, and Thanksgiving - PRAYER, praise and thanksgiving all go in company. A close relationship exists between them. Praise and thanksgiving are so near alike that it is not ...read
   5: Prayer and Trouble - TROUBLE and prayer are closely related to other. Prayer is of great value to trouble. Trouble often drives men to God in prayer, while prayer is but t ...read
   6: Prayer and Trouble (Continued) - IN the New Testament there are three words used which embrace trouble. These are tribulation, suffering and affliction, words differing somewhat, and ...read
   7: Prayer and God's Work - GOD has a great work on hand in this world. This work is involved in the plan of salvation. It embraces redemption and providence. God is governing th ...read
   8: Prayer and Consecration - WHEN we study the many-sidedness of prayer, we are surprised at the number of things with which it is connected. There is no phase of human life which ...read
   9: Prayer and a Definite Religious Standard - MUCH of the feebleness, barrenness and paucity of religion results from the failure to have a scriptural and reasonable standard in religion, by which ...read
   10: Prayer Born of Compassion - WE speak here more particularly of spiritual compassion, that which is born in a renewed heart, and which finds hospitality there. This compassion has ...read
   11: Concerted Prayer - THE Pious Quesnel says that "God is found in union and agreement. Nothing is more efficacious than this in prayer." Intercessions combine with prayers ...read
   12: The Universality of Prayer - PRAYER is far-reaching in its influence and worldwide in its effects. It affects all men, affects them everywhere, and affects them in all things. It ...read
   13: Prayer and Missions - MISSIONS mean the giving of the gospel to those of Adam's fallen race who have never heard of Christ and his atoning death. It means the giving to oth ...read

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