Prayer: A Biblical Perspective

Overview

These words of J. C. Ryle are as true today as they were when they were first written over 150 years ago. Prayer matters, and Eric Alexander's chief concern in this book is to remind Christians that prayer is fundamental, and not supplemental, both in the individual and in the corporate lives of God's people. He shows that nowhere is this dependence on prayer more fully exemplified than in the life and teaching of Jesus himself, and in the ministry of the New Testament church.

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Overview

These words of J. C. Ryle are as true today as they were when they were first written over 150 years ago. Prayer matters, and Eric Alexander's chief concern in this book is to remind Christians that prayer is fundamental, and not supplemental, both in the individual and in the corporate lives of God's people. He shows that nowhere is this dependence on prayer more fully exemplified than in the life and teaching of Jesus himself, and in the ministry of the New Testament church.

Church leaders will find these studies a great spur to pray for the spiritual growth of their people, and church members will see afresh the urgent need to pray for their leaders.

For those who find it difficult to pray there is much encouragement here, as the author also addresses the common problems believers face when coming to pray. In short this is a book for all those who want to live nearer to God and to be refreshed in their communion with him.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848711495
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Pages: 91
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

A Biographical Prologue on Knowing God 1

1 What is Prayer? 5

2 A Theological Foundation 11

3 The Teaching of Jesus on Prayer (1) 17

4 The Teaching of Jesus on Prayer (2) 25

5 The Example of Jesus in John 17 31

6 The Priority of the Apostles 37

7 The Prayer-life of Paul - Ephesians I 43

8 The Prayer of a Penitent Sinner - Psalm 51 51

9 Thirsting for God - Psalm 63 57

10 The Intercessory Ministry of the Holy Spirit 65

11 Corporate Prayer 73

12 Common Difficulties 79

Epilogue: Prayer and Preaching 89

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