The Necessity of Prayer

Etukansi
Cosimo, Inc., 1.6.2007 - 148 sivua

New, updated and annotated edition.

And all things, whatever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. - Matthew 21:22

Persistent prayer is a mighty movement of the soul toward God, and it stirs the deepest forces of the soul toward the throne of heavenly grace. It is the ability to hold on, press on, and wait. Restless desire, restful patience, and strength of grasp are all embraced in it. Prayer is not an incident or a performance but a passion of soul. It is not a want or half-needed desire but a sheer necessity.

List of Chapters

Ch. 1: Prayer and Faith

Ch. 2: Prayer and Unwavering Faith

Ch. 3: Prayer and Trust

Ch. 4: Prayer and Desire

Ch. 5: Prayer and Fervency

Ch. 6: Prayer and Persistence

Ch. 7: Prayer and Perseverance

Ch. 8: Prayer and Character

Ch. 9: Prayer and Obedience

Ch. 10: Prayer and Surrender

Ch. 11: Prayer and Vigilance

Ch. 12: Prayer and the Word of God

Ch. 13: Prayer and Preaching

Ch. 14: Prayer and the House of God

About the Author

Edward McKendree Bounds was born in Shelby County, Missouri, on August 15, 1835, and died on August 24, 1913, in Washington, Georgia. He was admitted to the bar in 1854 at the age of nineteen, but left the profession five years later when he answered the call of God to the ministry. Beginning in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, he became the chaplain of the Fifth Missouri Regiment of the Confederacy.

Bounds married Miss Emmie Barnett of Eufaula, Alabama, in 1876. By this union, he became the father of two daughters, Celeste and Corneille, and a son, Edward, who died at the age of six. His wife Emmie died in 1886, and later Bounds married Miss Hattie Barnett, Emmie's cousin. Together they had six children: Samuel, Charles, Osborne, Elizabeth, Mary, and Emmie. However, Charles died at the age of one, so in the end, the family consisted of seven children.

After serving several important churches in St. Louis and other places to the south, Bounds became editor of the St. Louis Christian Advocate for eight years and, later, associate editor of The Nashville Christian Advocate for four years. The trial of his faith came while he was in Nashville, and he quietly retired to his home without even asking for a pension. His principal work in Washington, Georgia (his home), was rising at four o'clock in the morning and praying until seven o'clock. He filled a few engagements as an evangelist during the eighteen years of his life work in Washington, Georgia.

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Sense a Divine tug in the deepest recesses of your heart! Bounds in this book challenges mediocrity in the Christian life at its very core, as only few can. Literally lancing into the very soul of man ... Lue koko arvostelu

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This book will challenge you like never before, to remain on your knees in prayer. If you struggle with prayer this book can help you grow in you prayer life. Bounds will show you where in the Bible ... Lue koko arvostelu

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Sivu 112 - Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Sivu 37 - Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
Sivu 122 - Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me...
Sivu 55 - AS the hart panteth after the water brooks, •** so panteth my soul after thee, O God. ' My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God : when shall I come and appear before God?
Sivu 65 - AND he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint ; 2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which
Sivu 57 - For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
Sivu 142 - And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate ; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded to Israel.
Sivu 34 - For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Sivu 12 - Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.

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