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The Necessity of Prayer

By E.M. Bounds


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   1: Prayer and Faith - IN any study of the principles and procedure of prayer, of its activities and enterprises, first place, must, of necessity, be given to faith. It is t ...read
   2: Prayer and Faith (continued) - Genuine, authentic faith must be definite and free of doubt. Not simply general in character; not a mere belief in the being, goodness, and power of G ...read
   3: Prayer and Trust - PRAYER does not stand alone. It is not an isolated duty and independent principle. It lives in association with other Christian duties, is wedded to o ...read
   4: Prayer and Desire - DESIRE is not merely a simple wish; it is a deep seated craving; an intense longing, for attainment. in the realm of spiritual affairs, it is an impor ...read
   5: Prayer and Fervency - PRAYER, without fervor, stakes nothing on the issue, because it has nothing to stake. It comes with empty hands. Hands, too, which are listless, as we ...read
   6: Prayer and Importunity - OUR Lord Jesus declared that "men ought always to pray and not to faint," and the parable in which his words occur, was taught with the intention of s ...read
   7: Prayer and Importunity (continued) - THE tenor of Christ's teachings, is to declare that men are to pray earnestly to pray with an earnestness that cannot be denied. Heaven has harkening ...read
   8: Prayer and Character and Conduct - PRAYER governs conduct, and conduct makes character. Conduct is what we do; character is what we are. Conduct is the outward life. Character is the li ...read
   9: Prayer and Obedience - UNDER the Mosaic law, obedience was looked upon as being "better than sacrifice, and to harken, than the fat of lambs." In Deuteronomy 5:29, Moses rep ...read
   10: Holiness and Prayer - IT is worthy of note that the praying to which such transcendent position is given and from which great results are attributable, is not simply the sa ...read
   11: Prayer and Vigilance - THE description of the Christian soldier given by Paul in the sixth chapter of the Epistle to the Ephesians is compact and comprehensive. He is depict ...read
   12: Prayer and the Word of God - GOD'S Word is a record of prayer-of praying men and their achievements, of the divine warrant of prayer and of the encouragement given to those who pr ...read
   13: Prayer and the Word of God (continued) - PRAYER has all to do with the success of the preaching of the Word. This, Paul clearly teaches in that familiar and pressing request he made to the Th ...read
   14: Prayer and the House of God - PRAYER stands related to places, times, occasions and circumstances. It has to do with God and with everything which is related to God, and it has an ...read

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