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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Churches and portions of churches are meeting together in the early morning hours and the late night hours crying to God for the latter rain.

There is also a fair amount about when we should pray, and that becomes problematic–because a couple of times the Bible that Jesus got up early to pray in the morning, the author concludes that everyone should always pray early in the morning; but the similar statements that Jesus stayed up all night praying means only that sometimes we might want to do this. Prwy should we pray for the Spirit?

Skinner, of the Union Theological Seminary, once gave me an account of a remarkable coming together of three r.a.yorrey men in his study when he was the pastor of the Arch Street Church in Philadelphia. There is much of sin covered up under the holy name of marriage that is a cause of spiritual deadness, and of powerlessness in prayer. I got up early, told my wife I would eat no breakfast, and went down to the office.

The results of r.at.orrey revival in a minister are: History abundantly proves this. There was also a verse from James 4 which Torrey brings up that was very helpful and I have never noticed that verse before!

I know this as definitely as I know that my thirst has been quenched while I was drinking water. For with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again. Many a man who makes great pretentions to piety, and is very active in Christian work, shows but little consideration in his treatment of his hos, and is oftentimes unkind, if not brutal; then he wonders why it is that his prayers are not answered.

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Mar 25, Essy K rated it it was amazing Shelves: We should walk so habitually in His presence that even when we awake r.a.torreu the night it would be the most natural thing in the world for us to speak r.a.torrey Him in thanksgiving or in petition.

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About the spring of a work of power began to manifest itself. Christians do not average a dollar a year for foreign missions. We cannot be sure, for we don’t know God’s will. Pointing out the real condition will lead to a better condition. God delights to have us “shameless” beggars in this direction; for it shows our faith in Him, and He is mightily pleased with faith.

Preview — How to Pray by R. It is blessed to have a God who is real, and not merely an idea. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them?

The stingy man is the powerless man of prayer. All the mighty men of God outside the Bible have been men of prayer. How many of r.a.tofrey can say this: More can be accomplished in prayer in the first hours of the day than at any other time during the day. I’m inspired to pursue a life of prayer, fasting and studying the Word of God with discipline and passion.

But how shall we attain to this earnestness in prayer? We find in the study of His life that His manner of returning thanks at the simplest meal was so noticeable that two of His disciples recognized Him by this after His resurrection. I said to God, “If this is wrong I will give it up”; but still no answer came. Just by prayer, that is all. Finally four young men, who became leaders in the origin of the great work, began to meet together in an old schoolhouse in the neighborhood of Kells.

How to Pray by R.A. Torrey

There is a lot of encouragement and self-reflection the aut A short and quick read but boy does this have a lot of help for those who are struggling with prayer. Do you take enough leisure for prayer to actually get into God’s presence? And He is getting ready to work, and now He is listening for the voice of prayer.

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I want to have fellowship with Him, and to that end I have asked the Father that whatever else He may make me, to make me at all events an intercessor, to make me a man who knows how to pray, and who spends much time in prayer. This comes out in the Revised Version of Mark Their buds, their leaves, their blossoms, their fruit, were really not theirs, but the buds, leaves, blossoms and fruit of the vine.

We live in an atmosphere that has a constant tendency to unfit us for Christ’s coming. Some explanations that have been given of this are so mystical or so profound that to many simple-minded children of God they mean practically nothing at all; but what Jesus meant was really very simple.

Instead of building on the same principles, I noticed how he moved horizontally to cover other aspects of this life-transforming attitude—for prayer is more an attitude than an action. Well, the way to have it filled full is by praying in the name of Jesus. How to Pray by R. I enjoyed the book. I kept praying,’God, forgive my sins’; but no answer came.

HOW TO PRAY by R. A. Torrey on The Importance and Method of Prayer

Some would have us believe that it shows unbelief to pray twice for the same thing, that we ought to “take it” the first time that we ask. He teaches us how to pray. If someone should ask us an hour afterward for what we prayed, oftentimes we could pay tell.