E.M. Bounds on Prayer [NOOK Book]

Overview

Prayer is the Christian's lifeline to God, and with it lives are changed for eternity! E. M. Bounds knew the secrets of prayer and God's principles for supplying all our needs. Here are his most cherished teachings on the life of prayer, which is the only effective barrier against the powers of evil so prevalent in this present world. He uncovers how you can have direct communication with God, maintain a prayer life that produces results, overcome Satan and his hold on prayer, and obtain all that God has for you....
See more details below
E.M. Bounds on Prayer

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 41%)$17.99 List Price

Overview

Prayer is the Christian's lifeline to God, and with it lives are changed for eternity! E. M. Bounds knew the secrets of prayer and God's principles for supplying all our needs. Here are his most cherished teachings on the life of prayer, which is the only effective barrier against the powers of evil so prevalent in this present world. He uncovers how you can have direct communication with God, maintain a prayer life that produces results, overcome Satan and his hold on prayer, and obtain all that God has for you. Discover how prayer can become your spiritual lifeline!
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603743723
  • Publisher: Whitaker House
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 543,973
  • File size: 692 KB

Meet the Author

Edward McKendree Bounds (1835-1913) was born on August 15, 1835, in a small northeastern Missouri town. He attended a one-room school in Shelbyville, where his father served as a county clerk, and he was admitted to the bar shortly before he reached the age of nineteen. An avid reader of the Scriptures and an ardent admirer of John Wesley's sermons, Bounds practiced law until the age of twenty-four, when he suddenly felt called to preach the Gospel. His first pastorate was in the nearby town of Monticello, Missouri. Yet, in 1861, while he was pastor of a Methodist Episcopal church in Brunswick, the Civil War began, and Bounds was arrested by Union troops and charged for sympathizing with the Confederacy. He was made a prisoner of war and was held for a year and a half before being transferred to Memphis, Tennessee, and finally securing his release. Armed only with an unquenchable desire to serve God, Bounds traveled nearly one hundred miles on foot to join General Pierce's command in Mississippi. Soon afterward he was made chaplain to the Confederate troops in Missouri. After the defeat of General John Hood's troops at Nashville, Tennessee, Bounds was again among those who were captured and held until swearing loyalty to the United States. After the war, Bounds pastored churches in Nashville, Tennessee; Selma, Alabama; and St. Louis, Missouri. It was in Selma that he met Emma Barnett, whom he later married in 1876, and with whom he had three children, one of whom died at the age of six. After Emma's death, in 1887, bounds married Emma's cousin, Harriet Barnett, who survived him. The family included their five children, as well as two daughters from his first marriage. While he was in St. Louis, Bounds accepted a position as associate editor for the regional Methodist journal, the St. Louis Advocate. Then, after only nineteen months, he moved to Nashville to become the editor of the Christian Advocate, the weekly paper for the entire Methodist Episcopal denomination in the South. The final seventeen years of his life were spent with his family in Washington, Georgia, where both Emma and Harriet had grown up. Most of the time he spent reading, writing, and praying, but he often took an active part in revival ministry. Bounds was also in the habit of rising at four o'clock each morning in order to pray to God, for the great cares of the world were always upon his heart. He died on August 24, 1913, still relatively unknown to most of the Christian sphere. Since the time of the apostles, no man besides Edward McKendree Bounds has left such a rich inheritance of research into the life of prayer. Prayer was as natural to him as breathing the air. He made prayer first and foremost in his life because he knew it as the strongest link between man and God. In the time of E.M. Bounds, human weakness, through prayer, could access the power of the overcoming Son of God, Jesus Christ. The same is true to this day.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction 7
Book One: Purpose in Prayer
1. The Force That Shapes the Prayer 11
2. The Fire That Consumes 14
3. "Ask of Me 20
4. Living in an Attitude of Prayer 26
5. The Energy of Prayer 34
6. Persistence in Prayer 39
7. Secret Prayer 46
8. Praying Men and Personal Purity 55
9. The Possibilities of Prayer 63
10. Prayerless Praying 69
11. Wonderful Results of Prayer 80
12. The Birthplace of Revival 93
13. Our Passport to Assurance 101
Book Two: The Necessity of Prayer
1. Prayer and Faith 107
2. Prayer That Gets Results 113
3. Prayer and Trusting God 121
4. Prayer and Desire 127
5. Prayer and Enthusiasm 134
6. Prayer That Is Persistent 138
7. Prayer That Motivates God 143
8. Prayer and Christian Conduct 148
9. Prayer and Obedience 154
10. Prayer and Full Surrender 162
11 . Prayer and Spiritual Warfare 166
12. Prayer and God's Promises 173
13. Prayer and the Word of God 179
14. Prayer and the House of God 184
Book Three: The Possibilities of World
1. The Ministry of Prayer 191
2. Prayer and the Promises 194
3. More Prayer Promises 199
4. Prayer Possibilities 206
5. Prayer Possibilities (Continued) 213
6. The Viability of Prayer 218
7. The Wide Range of Prayer 223
8. Prayer Facts and History 228
9. Prayer Facts and History (Continued) 233
10. Answered Prayer 238
11. Answered Prayer (Continued) 244
12. Answered Prayer (Continued) 248
13. Prayer Miracles 254
14. Wonders of God through
Praye 262
15. Prayer and Divine
Providence 272
16. Prayer and Divine Providence
(Continued) 280
Book Four: Essentials of Prayer
1. Prayer and the Entire Man 287
2. Prayer and Humility 293
3. Prayer and Devotion 299
4. Prayer, Praise, and Thanksgiving 305
5. Prayer and Trouble 312
6. Prayer and Trouble (Continued)321
7. Prayer and God's Work 326
8. Prayer and Consecration 334
9. Prayer and Definite Standards 342
10. Prayer Born of Compassion 347
11. Concerted Prayer 354
12. The Universality of Prayer 361
13. Prayer and Missions 366
Book Five: Obtaining Answers to Prayer
1. Faith in Prayer 377
2. Mighty Answers to Prayer 382
3. Beginning with Prayer 387
4. Intercessory Prayer Moves God 390
5. Prayer: The Prophet's Link to God 396
6. Even Kings Must Pray 402
7. Reformation through Prayer 409
8. Prayer: The Builder's Blue-print 413
9. Raise Your Children for God 418
10. Praying in Captivity 423
11. Faith of Sinners in Prayer 428
12. Lessons in Prayer 434
13. Examples of Effective Prayer 442
14. Benefiting from Persistent Prayer 448
15. Church Body Prayers Are Necessary 454
16. Principles for Prayer 459
Book Six: Power through Prayer
1. The Divine Channel of Power 467
2. Our Sufficiency Is of God 471
3. Man's Most Noble Exercise 474
4. Talking to God for Men 477
5. How to Get Results for God 480
6. Great Men of Prayer 483
7. "Early Will I Seek Thee 490
8. The Secret of Power 492
9. Power through Prayers 498
10. Under the Dew of Heaven 503
11. The Example of Apostles 510
12. What God Would Have 512
Book Seven: The Weapon of Prayer
1. Why Prayer Is Important to God 525
2. Putting God to Work 532
3. The Necessity for Praying People 543
4. God's Need for People Who Pray 549
5. Prayerless Christians 555
6. Praying for Others 561
7. Preachers and Prayer 567
8. Prayerlessness in the Prayer Pulpit 578
9. Equipped by Prayer 587
10. The Preacher's Cry: "Pray for Us! " 596
11. Modern Examples of Praying Men 603
12. More Modern Examples of Praying Men 614
Read More Show Less

First Chapter

Chapter 1The ForceThat Shapes the World

My creed leads me to think that prayer is efficacious, and surely a day's asking God to overrule all events for good is not lost. -James Gilmour

THE prayers of God's saints are the capital stock in heaven by which Christ carries on His great work upon the earth. Great throes and mighty convulsions in -the world have come about as a result of these prayers. The earth is changed, revolutionized; angels move on more powerful, more rapid wings; and God's policy is shaped when the prayers of His people are more numerous and more efficient. The most important lesson we can learn is how to pray. Indeed, we must pray so that our prayers take hold of God. The man who has done the most and the best praying is the most immortal, because prayers do not die. Perhaps the lips that uttered them are closed in death, or the heart that felt them may have ceased to beat, but the prayers live before God, and God's heart is set on them. Prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them-outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world. Prayer is no fitful, short-lived thing. It is no voice crying unheard and unheeded in the silence. It is a voice that goes into God's ear, and it lives as long as God's ear is open to holy pleas, as long as God's heart is alive to holy things. The mightiest successes that come to God's cause are created and carried on by prayer in God's day of power. When God's church comes into its mightiest inheritance of the mightiest faith and mightiest prayer, the angelic days of powerful activity occur. God's conquering days are when the saints have given themselves to mightiest prayer. The life of the church is the highest life, and its office is to pray. Its prayer life is the highest life, the most fragrant, the most conspicuous. When God's house on the earth is a house of prayer, then God's house in heaven is busy and powerful in its plans and movements. "For mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people" (Isa. 56:7), says our God. Then , His earthly armies are clothed with the triumphs and spoils of victory, and His enemies are defeated on every hand. God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world, the better the world will be and the mightier the forces against evil everywhere. Prayer, in one phase of its operation, is a disinfectant and a preventive. It purifies the air; it destroys the contagion of evil. The very life and prosperity of God's cause-even its very existence-depend on prayer. And the advance and triumph of His cause depend on one thing: that we ask of Him. The Lord has issued His decree, immutable and eternal, in which we find the great condition of prayer: I will declare the decree: Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. (Ps. 2:7-9, emphasis added)

Ask of Me. That is the condition-God desires a praying people, willing and obedient. Under this universal and simple promise, men and women of old laid themselves out before God. They prayed, and God answered their prayers. Thus, the cause of God was kept alive in the world by the flame of their praying. The second Psalm contains the divine description of the establishment of God's cause through Jesus Christ. All inferior dispensations have merged in the enthronement of Jesus Christ. In the following passage, God declares the enthronement of His Son: Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. (Ps. 2:6-7) All the nations are incensed with bitter hatred against His cause, but God is described as laughing at their enfeebled hate: Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? ... He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. (Ps. 2:1, 4)

Prayer puts God in full force in the world. To a prayerful man, God is present in realized force. The man who has prayed many acceptable prayers has done the truest and greatest service to the incoming generation. To a prayerful church, God is present in glorious power. The prayers of God's saints strengthen the unborn generation against the desolating waves of sin and evil. Woe to the generation of sons who find their own censers empty of the rich incense of prayer, whose fathers have been too busy or too unbelieving to pray, and who have inexpressible perils and untold consequences for their heritage! They whose fathers and mothers have left them a wealthy legacy of prayer are very fortunate, indeed. Prayer is God's settled and singular condition to move ahead His Son's kingdom. Therefore, the believer who is the most highly skilled in prayer will do the most for God. Men are to pray-to pray for the advance of God's cause. The one who can wield the power of prayer is the strong one, the holy one, in Christ's kingdom. He is one of God's heroes, God's saints, God's servants, God's agents. "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you " (Matt. 7:7). The strongest one in Christ's kingdom is he who can knock the best, and the secret of success in Christ's kingdom is the ability to pray.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)