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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What shall one do in such a case?

This book, though, looks at praye [Note: R.a.gorrey asked her why she was not a Christian still. One commenced in a meeting gathered at a few hour’s notice in a private house. How many modern ministers know what it is to wrestle in prayer, to spend a good share r.a.gorrey a night in prayer?

While I don’t think that Torrey or others from his time in history emphasize grace enough, I still got a r.a.toorrey out of it.

Apr 26, Yibbie rated it really liked it Shelves: Now we have seen that a revival is a coming of the Holy Spirit, and therefore there must be a new conviction of sin, and there always is. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them?

How to Pray

What he received from God never stuck to his fingers; he immediately passed it on to others. What little streams of mercy and grace most of us know, when we might know rivers overflowing their banks! There is only one r.a.tortey by which we can rise triumphant above these things–by constant watching unto prayer, that is, by sleeplessness unto prayer. Be importunate and untiring in your asking.

Politics and the weather and new bonnets and the latest novels are forgotten. If, however, I go to a bank with somebody else’s name signed to the check, I am asking IN HIS NAME, and it does not matter whether I have money in that bank or any other, if the person whose name is signed to the check has money there, the check will be cashed.

Many a one reads this promise about the prayer of faith, and then asks for things that he desires and tries to make himself believe that God has heard the prayer.

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. A judge in the town was an infidel. O the unutterable joy of those moments when in our prayers we really press into the presence of God!


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

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. Shall we not pray and pray and pray and pray, till the Spirit comes, and God revives His people? Though Torrey writes over a century ago, his book is still very significant.

The word translated “strive” means primarily to contend as in athletic games or in a fight. The great cry of our day is work, work, work, new organizations, new methods, new machinery; the great need of our day is prayer. We read in Matt. If there is anything that is constantly coming up in your moments of close communion with God, that is the thing that hinders prayer: Jesus said that when the Spirit was come He would convince the world of sin Jn.

Now for us to abide in Christ is for us to bear the same ;ray to Him that the first sort of branches bear to the vine; that is to say, to abide in Christ is to renounce any independent life of our own, to give up trying to think our thoughts, or form our resolutions, or cultivate our feelings, and simply and constantly look to Christ to think His thoughts in us, to form His purposes in us, to feel His emotions and affections in us. Jesus is our model in prayer r.a.orrey in everything else.

The fourth hindrance to prayer is found in Prov. He talks about how we need to realize we are coming into God’s presence before and when we pray God is deeply grieved by the thanklessness and ingratitude of which so many of us are guilty.

Moody visiting the town again asked the judge to explain how it came about. Many explanations have been attempted that to ordinary minds do not explain.

It pfay from town to town, and from county to county. Every great crisis in life and work should be met in that way. There is nothing pleasing to God in our giving up in a purely Pharisaic and legal way things which are pleasant, but there is power in that downright earnestness and determination to obtain in prayer the things of which we sorely feel our need, that leads us to put away everything, even the things in themselves most right and necessary, that we may set our faces to find God, and obtain blessings from Him.


In the 5th hw of this chapter, the manner and method of this prayer is described in few words: Yes, I will let you know. He really inspires prayer, but I think E. Here again, if we would pray aright, go must look to the Spirit of God to teach us to pray. I cannot say that I learned anything new from reading this book. God often calls our attention to the fact that we have an idol, by not answering our prayers, and thus leading us to inquire as to why our prayers are not answered, and so we discover the idol, put it away, and God hears our prayers.

We read, “And in the morning, r.a.otrrey up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. I am glad that this is so. Returning thanks for blessings already received increases our faith and enables us to approach God with new boldness and new assurance. John Livingstone spent a night, with some others likeminded, in prayer to God and religious conversation, and when he preached next day in the Kirk of Shotts five hundred people were converted, or dated some definite uplift in their life to that occasion.

One of the most interesting and solemn passages upon prayer in the Bible is along this line. Christ’s ministry did not close with His death. No trivia or quizzes yet. Let us look for a few moments at the results of a revival.

They use the methods of the world in the accumulation of wealth, and they hold just as fast to it as any when they have gotten it. Clary continued in Rochester as long as I did, and did not leave it until after I had left. Praying in the Spirit Chapter VI. He was a very silent man, as almost all are who have that powerful spirit of prayer. When we first come into God’s presence we should be silent before Him. Very interesting This book has open my awarenesses to a lot of points in my life where I have to in crease and decrease when it come to pray.