Prayer Book Club

Book of the Month

The Necessity Of Prayer ~ E.M Bounds The Necessity of Prayer.

“Faith does the impossible because it brings God to undertake for us, and nothing is impossible with God. How great — without qualification or limitation — is the power of faith! If doubt be banished from the heart, and unbelief made stranger there, what we ask of God shall surely come to pass, and a believer hath vouchsafed to him “whatsoever he saith.” Prayer projects faith on God, and God on the world. Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer move God.”

And all things, whatever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. – Matthew 21:22

Persistent prayer is a mighty movement of the soul toward God, and it stirs the deepest forces of the soul toward the throne of heavenly grace. It is the ability to hold on, press on, and wait. Restless desire, restful patience, and strength of grasp are all embraced in it. Prayer is not an incident or a performance but a passion of soul. It is not a want or half-needed desire but a sheer necessity.

List of Chapters
Ch. 1: Prayer and Faith
Ch. 2: Prayer and Unwavering Faith
Ch. 3: Prayer and Trust
Ch. 4: Prayer and Desire
Ch. 5: Prayer and Fervency
Ch. 6: Prayer and Persistence
Ch. 7: Prayer and Perseverance
Ch. 8: Prayer and Character
Ch. 9: Prayer and Obedience
Ch. 10: Prayer and Surrender
Ch. 11: Prayer and Vigilance
Ch. 12: Prayer and the Word of God
Ch. 13: Prayer and Preaching
Ch. 14: Prayer and the House of God