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The Power in Prayer

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God loves to answer prayer, and Scripture teaches that it is a simple thing to see answered prayer in our own lives. Charles Spurgeon's classic writings tackle the fears and questions that arise as we learn to pray. His time-tested, hard-hitting teachings will clear the way for you to experience true faith and the power of answered prayer. Spurgeon discusses God's promise ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Whitaker Distribution (first published January 1st 1996)
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Oct 28, 2009 Jonathan rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology, psychology
The first book I've read by Spurgeon.

Spurgeon emphasizes our need to be in communion with God by prayer and he explains why there is power in prayer. There is power in prayer not for the fulfillment of selfish desires, but only for the will of God and that is, in a nutshell, why there is power in prayer (when our desires are conformed to His will).

Loved it.

There is one area that I would want to quibble with Spurgeon. He says, near the end, that "grace is God." That is not quite true. God is gra
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Sep 14, 2010 Mark Uncommon Valor rated it it was amazing
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Our gracious King does not maintain a stately etiquette in His court like that which has been observed by princes among men, where a little mistake or a flaw would secure the petitioner's being dismissed with disgrace. Oh, no. The faulty cries of His children are not severely criticized by Him.
The Lord High Chamberlin of the palace above, our Lord Jesus Christ, takes care to alter and amend every prayer before He presents it, and He makes the prayer perfect with His perfection and prevailing wit
Natalie Wickham
Feb 22, 2013 Natalie Wickham rated it it was amazing
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A friend suggested that I read this book and loaned me her copy to do so. Sometimes I’m hesitant to read books on prayer because it seems like it would be a better use of time to just pray instead of reading about praying. However, I was incredibly blessed and challenged by Mr. Spurgeon’s insights on prayer! In fact, some of the points he makes in this short, but powerful book inspired me to approach prayer in a completely different way. I especially appreciated the chapter on “Order and Argumen ...more
Les Wolf
Jun 16, 2013 Les Wolf rated it it was amazing
Charles Spurgeon never fails to encourage and inspire me. A book that only takes a couple of hours to read but that could be contemplated for a lifetime.
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Apr 15, 2012 Tommy Chitry rated it really liked it
I have never to this day heard a sermon on prayer, just saying that the Church I feel has lost its passion for Prayer.
Oct 09, 2008 Rofhiwa rated it liked it
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Recommended to Rofhiwa by: Khangwelo
still on page 1: "ask and ye shall be given, knock and it shall be opened"

Got this book from my boy Khangwelo.
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Beautiful, powerful, inspiring.
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Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) was England's best-known preacher for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1854, just four years after his conversion, Spurgeon, then only 20, became pastor of London's famed New Park Street Church (formerly pastored by the famous Baptist theologian John Gill). The congregation quickly outgrew their building, moved to Exeter Hall, then to Surrey M ...more
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“Still, prayer itself is an art that only the Holy Spirit can teach us. He is the giver of all prayer. Pray for prayer. Pray until you can pray. Pray to be helped to pray, and do not give up praying because you cannot pray. It is when you think you cannot pray that you are most praying. Sometimes, when you have no sort of comfort in your supplications, it is then that your heart, all broken and cast down, is really wrestling and truly prevailing with the Most High.” 0 likes
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