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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We all know such persons. Of course there is a way of setting apart nights for prayer in which there is no profit; it is pure legalism. Then Paul brings all to a climax in the 18th verse, telling us that to all else we must add prayer — constant, persistent, untiring, sleepless prayer in the Holy Spirit, or all else will go for nothing. Mercy is what we need, grace is what we must have, or all our life and effort will end in complete failure. The earnestness that we work up in the energy of the flesh is a repulsive thing.

Overall, a great read on prayer. The last two chapters are dedicated to the idea of each believer needing a prayer revival. He says in one place, “A clergyman in Wn told me of a revival among his people, which commenced with a zealous and devoted woman in the church. Just by prayer, that is all.

Thus God Himself was a real author of the prayer, and God answered the prayers which He Himself had inspired. Why should a woman desire the conversion of her husband? Mere argument will not do it; but a sign from heaven, a new outpouring of the Spirit of God, It was not discussion but the breath of God that relegated Tom Paine, Voltaire, Volney and other of the old infidels to the limbo of forgetfulness; and we need a new breath from God to send the Wellhausens and the Kuenens and the Grafs and the parrots they have trained to occupy chairs and pulpits in England and America to keep them company.

Feb 07, Ruby Barrington rated it it was amazing. This of course does not mean that we should fast every time we pray; but there are times of emergency or special crisis in work or in our individual lives, when men of downright earnestness will withdraw themselves even from the gratification of natural appetites that would be perfectly proper under other circumstances, that they may give themselves up wholly to prayer. We are not listening to God’s Word, and therefore He is not listening to our petitions.


If we set apart the whole night for prayer, there will be no hurry, there will be time for our own hearts to become quiet before God, there will be time for the whole mind to be brought under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, there will be plenty of time to pray things through.

In the morning I woke well in body, and the money that was so much needed for the honor of God’s name came. They have not hidden His words in their hearts; His words do not abide in them.

Moody to call upon her husband, but Mr. The result of that prayer- meeting we read of in the 2nd chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, “They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. At other times God doubtless will keep us in communion with Himself away into the morning, and when He does this in His infinite grace, blessed indeed are these hours of night prayer!

This book is a great example of how to turn people off from getting to know GOD. When He had fed the five thousand with the five loaves and two fishes, and the multitude desired to take Him and make Him king, having sent them away He went up into the mountain apart to pray, and spent hours there alone in prayer to God Matt.

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I could not sleep all that night. They thought that the Lord’s hand was shortened, that it could not save, and that His ear had become heavy that it could no bby hear. I said to God, “If this is wrong I will give it up”; but still no answer came.

If any one of us would stop and think how many of the prayers which we have offered to God have been answered, and how seldom we have gone back to God to return thanks for the answers thus given, I am sure we would be overwhelmed with confusion. Revivals are bad for saloons and theaters, but they are good for bookstores and Bible agencies.

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

I felt I was being scolded for wanting to be me. I formerly thought that no human being had anything to do with my own conversion, for I was not converted in church or Sunday-school, or in personal conversation with any one.


Cuyler in an article in a religious newspaper some years ago said, “Most revivals have humble beginnings, and the fire starts in a few warm hearts. We gathered about the table, and Dr.

How to Pray by R.A. Torrey

Lists with This Book. Christians do not average a dollar a year for foreign missions. You find it not only in the awful cesspools set apart for it in the great cities, but it is crowding further and further up our business streets and into the residence portions of our cities.

I told him that I knew him well. Well, the way to have it filled full is by praying in the name of Jesus. He studies to know his Father’s will in all things. Apparently the busier Christ’s life was, the more He prayed. I asked her why she was not a Christian still. But there is a faith that goes beyond expectation, that believes that the prayer is heard and the promise granted. Thanksgiving is one of the inevitable results of being filled with the Holy Spirit and one who does not learn “in everything to give thanks” cannot continue to pray in the Spirit.

He was the son of a very excellent man, and an elder of the church where I was converted. How do they manage it? Will He hear it? These were not women, but some of the boldest spirits of the neighborhood; “some who had formerly feared not with their swords to put a whole market town into a fray.

Does some one say. By many who did not know, it was thought that this marvelous work came without warning and preparation, but Rev. When anything is definitely promised in the Word of God, we know that it is His will to give that thing.

If I am to have faith when I pray, I must find some promise in the Word of God on which to rest my faith. For some such selfish reason as this she desires to have her husband converted. This ends only in disappointment, for it is not real faith and the thing is not granted.