Written very well, provides helpful biblical references. I found it interesting that although this was written well over a century ago most of the issues of concern - obstacles to prayer - are very similar to current issues of concern. It's an easy, quick read. I am trying to learn to be better at my prayer and meditation time and I thought this was a helpful guide.
I did not fully realize the great depth and magnitude of the power of prayer before reading this book. The act of prayer goes beyond a dinner time grace-like prayer to God. It demands a totally uninterrupted seeking of God outside of a few shallow words followed by amen. This teaching tool on 'How to Pray' has certainly opened my eyes to what it means to pray fervently (with prayer and supplications) and more frequently even without a set organized time for prayer. As I complete this book, we are in the third and final week of a 21 Day Consecration through my church where we are seeking God for various reasons during this set time. Many of us in the church have bought this book as a guide to prayer and to learn just what it means to seek God diligently in season and out of season as some have put it. After the praying and fasting days are completed, we can still continue with the same mind set for praying especially for the lost. There is no limit on the amount of time you can spend before the Lord on behalf of others as well as for yourself. 'How to Pray' is a wonderful prayer guide, Godly inspired and is timeless!!!
This book though written in a different era is still greatly relevant to this age and would in my view be always timeless. It mirrors the way God moves in our society- a few people dedicated to seeking the hand of God, laboring in prayer kindle a revival, but first they must first develop a life of prayer.
This book lays the charge of revival soundly at the individual's doorstep, it charges the individual to lead a life that connects to God in prayer so that there is a vessel to pour out God's work to society at large. The reliance on prayer as a God chosen path to not just personal growth but societal change deeply resonates with me and I will recommend this book to everyone interested in seeing God's hand in this ever tumultuous world.
This is an excellent classic on prayer written over a century ago. It communicates the purpose, privilege, and power of prayer. The person who is a Christian will benefit by understanding how to live "the new life in Christ" on a daily basis. As the person is transformed from the inside out to reflect the beauty and glory of the resurrected Jesus the Christ (Messiah) there is a real "putting on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him," Colossians 3:10. This includes putting on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other just as the Lord forgave you. And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the message of love whereby God is reconciling the broken world to Himself. So, the person who is not a Christian will also benefit from reading this book.
Very insightful, and easy to read. I was pleasantly surprised by it not being the same oh same oh, dry book on prayer. if you, in your heart are really searching and wanting a deeper prayer life, this book will be a good asset to your library. Chapter 2, page30, through 32 hit me hard and was the beginning of the beginning for me in my praying. The truth and insight he brought IN 2 simple words, "UNTO GOD", MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. get the book get your bible, take your time and let it soak in. I'm going to look for more of his work. I've been told they are excellent. I've heard several very influential pastors quote R.A. Torrey since I started reading him.
This little book kept taking me back to God's Word. I think I've read it four times now. I plan on using this as soon as I can write up a curriculum. The way the book takes you back to the Word of aged is what held me. You can't go wrong with this one.
Excellent treatise on prayer. Not prayer in a long-distance way, but a way past the obstacles and meeting God in an up-close, personal way. Too often we want God to meet us on our terms. Effective prayer must meet God on His terms. The evidence presented by R. A. Torrey is scripture-based and as relevant today as it was 100 years ago. I fear that we, as a society, may be too far gone for a revival primarily because there just aren't enough of us wanting one badly enough to pray for it.
This book was referred to my boyfriend by his cousin, and he then referred it to me when we discussed my lack of time in prayer. It seemed I didn't know where to start or how to really engage in prayer with God. This book is written so well and truly looks at Scripture to explain why and how prayer is vital! I read it the first time and it really helped my prayer life. A year later, I began struggling with some anxiety and sadness, not knowing where it was coming from. I decided to pick up this book again, and realized I'd been neglecting prayer and communion with God, which was heavily contributing to my current struggle. I read the book again, taking time to meditate and practice what was discussed in each chapter. Prayer is so important and powerful, it is our direct line to the Almighty God! This book could never replace the Word of God, but it definitely helped me analyze it and put it into practice more so. Highly suggested to anyone and everyone.