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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Paperbackpages. Published December 1st by Whitaker House first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about How to Prayplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Apr 26, Yibbie rated it really liked it Shelves: A large part of this book is given to correcting misconceptions and false teachings about prayer, but he goes about that by explaining what the Bible really teaches about it.
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I have found so much mysticism in books about prayer that the strong biblical teaching in this little volume was incredibly refreshing. Then I was encouraged by the promises. God has not changed. He still hears when His people call.
He still answers prayers. He still guides us. His power is still great.
Please let me recommend this book to you. It has so much to teach us. Jan 09, M. I keep re-reading this book that’s not the cover, but I can’t find the IVP publication listed in the hope that it will help me improve my prayer life.
It has not done so, as far as I can tell. A significant part of the material is devoted to why we should pray, and I know all of this. 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 howw morning, the author concludes that everyone should al I keep re-reading this book that’s not the cover, but I can’t find the IVP publication listed in the hope that it will help me improve my prayer life.
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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. Also, the observation that Jesus prayed before the major events in his life doesn’t much help if we have no way of knowing when such disasters will occur–He could anticipate His arrest, trial, and execution, but for most of us anything even remotely like that comes unexpectedly.
He talks about how important prayer is for revival. In this, I find something of the same problem I found years ago with the Change the World School of Prayer–in their case, it was that everyone ought always to be praying mostly about evangelism, and in Torrey’s case it is general revival, that is, a sweeping move of God throughout the region or possibly the world.
These are great things, but I want to know how to pray in a way that will impact my family and friends as well as my own life, in visible and powerful ways. Knowing that during times of revival there will be some people who are swept into an overwhelming need to pray for the world is useful knowledge if I ever happen to be in the midst of such a revival and indeed, the more so if I find myself to be one of these individualsbut it tells me little of how to become such a prayer warrior.
I came to a conclusion this time, though, that the problem is not particularly with the book but with the concept of teaching someone to pray by writing about prayer.
Prayer is fundamentally a social activity–not social in the sense of group prayer, but social in the sense that a conversation is social, a relationship r.a.torret social.
Learning how to pray is something like learning how to have a meaningful conversation with your father or your daughter–it can only really be learned by doing it, struggling through the pitfalls and hopefully emerging with a better understanding of how to communicate, not so much generally or to the masses, but to this individual.
You can only really learn how to pray by praying, and praying more, and by getting past worrying about whether you will see “results” from your prayers so much prwy whether you are communicating with God. That’s something that would be very difficult to communicate in a book–although the book I just got might suggest otherwise, from all reports. Though small in page count, it is so vast in the knowledge it brings to the reader in Christ. Torrey’s yow writing, I am now starting to understand the absolute desperation for prayer and the absolute power of prayers prayed by those who abide in Him and in whom He abides.
May 05, Dionne rated it really liked it Shelves: An amazing gem on how to pray. I was able to glean many insights. While I don’t think that Torrey or others from his time in history emphasize grace enough, I still got a lot out of it. Feb 07, Ruby Barrington rated it it was amazing. An easy read that goes through all the aspects of prayer. A very useful book. Nov 12, Nathan Albright rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When I read a book on prayer something that happens fairly often, actually I have certain expectations about what sort of material will be in it.
Some people focus on prayer as a means to power, others look at prayer in a biblical or historical context, or look at various disciplines related to prayer. This book, though, looks at praye [Note: This book, though, looks at prayer from a standpoint that is fairly narrow and focused and somewhat odd, and that is the specific interest in revival. As far as authors go, this one is pretty tough-minded, using the obvious lack of revival as a way of criticizing the reading audience, and in particular taking to task pastors for not having a genuine desire for revival because it would be personally inconvenient for them.
I must admit I don’t like the attitude to be found in this book, but if one is looking for a fierce book about a church in drift, this book is certainly a timely one.
The contents of this book are short at a bit more than pages, but they are definitely fierce. The author begins with a discussion of the importance of prayer 1 and the need to pray to God and not to ourselves 2. After that the author discusses the need to accompany one’s prayer with a life of obedience 3 and to pray in the name of Jesus and according to His will and not our own 4.
After that, there is a discussion of praying in the Spirit 5 and praying without fainting 6. The author then talks about the need to abide with Christ 7 as well as the need to pray with thanksgiving to cultivate an attitude of gratitude 8. There are discussions about the hindrances to prayer 9 as well as some advice on when to pray The author then concludes this short book with a discussion of the need for a general revival 11something that is no less true today, as well as the place of prayer before and during revivals 12something which assumes that revivals are going to be present among a godly and healing congregation or area.
After this there is a short biography of the author provided by the editor. Sometimes one can learn a great deal from a book that one can respect without necessarily liking. Admittedly, praying for a revival is something that I would do differently than an author. That is because in my own perspective our nation and civilization have never believed or behaved in accordance with God’s laws and the example of Jesus Christ, not even in the best eras or societies of history.
In the author’s mindset, there were periods in the past that were ideal that the author would want to see again in terms of faithfulness that needs to come back.
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Likewise, I think this book would have been a lot better had the author turned his concern at himself and not merely at others. More than most readers, I think, I tend to be rather sensitive to matters of framing and perspective, and people who have a lot of spleen to vent without showing any hint of self-criticism do not come off well, even among people with whom there would be a lot of agreement. That said, this is a book that is easy to respect and appreciate even if its tone is not the one that I think would be best suited to accomplishing its purposes of encouraging a widespread repentant attitude and a turning to God in prayer.
A great book about prayer.
He really inspires prayer, but I think Ra.torrey. Bounds is a tad more inspirational. Torrey’s hos is more about the subject of prayer, while Bounds just convicts and draws one to pray. Torrey does this too, but he is more organized r.a.torrey writing about the subject itself. For example, in the first chapter, “The Importance of Prayer”, he lays out 10 great reasons why r.a.torrye should pray.
I will list them because they were so helpful: The rest of the book details out important things about prayer. He talks about how we need to realize we are coming into God’s presence before and when we pray He talks about the need of using the Bible and abiding in Christ. He also towards the end lists hindrances to prayer, which were beneficial to watch out for. Then he ends with two chapters showing how we need revival and how prayer has always been what brings about true revivals.
Overall, a great read on prayer. It stirred me bt pray over and peay. I would, however, prefer E. I am not sure where the author was going with this. I felt the author was a preachers who is very judgmental. Some people have the gift for that, but majority of people do not. The author looked down on people who want to live their life, but still have an intimate relationship with GOD.
I doubt GOD looks down upon me for going to the movies, for reading books that has nothing to do with religion, or for even making friends with people who do I am not sure where the author was going with this.
I doubt GOD looks down upon me for going to the movies, for reading books that has nothing to do with religion, or for even making friends with people who do not believe the Christian principal of life.