"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help" (Psalm 121:1).
Prayer is the gateway to many blessings. It brings us to the throne of God, and shields us from the power of the tempter. Daily communing with God is essential to victory. Prayer is not a tool to put on the back shelf and use only in an emergency. The person who lives in the spirit of prayer will find it to be an avenue of reciprocal love.
How can we have effectual, fervent prayers in the midst of the snares of a fast-paced twenty-first century society? A key thought in this book is "Be still and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10). "Being still" means getting out of the whirlwind of life and stepping into God's holy presence.
Drawing from Jesus' own examples, as well as examining the prayer life of saints in the past, this book contains much practical advice to help the believer more fully enjoy the blessings of daily communion with our heavenly Father.
"The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth" (Psalm 145:18).
Table of Contents
- 1. What Is Prayer?
- 2. The Necessity of Prayer
- 3. Jesus, Our Example
- 4. Kinds of Prayer
- 5. The Disciplines of Prayer
- 6. Problems in Prayer
- 7. The Intercession of the Holy Spirit
- 8. Effectual, Fervent Prayers
- 9. Prayer and Fasting
- 10. Praying Publicly
- 11. "Pray Without Ceasing"