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How to Pray - Enhanced Version [Kindle Edition]

R.A. Torrey
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Book Description

Written a little over a century ago, How to Pray is a wonderful treatise on prayer. The author, Reuben Torrey, effortlessly guides even the most seasoned person of prayer into deeper, more significant prayer. Torrey explains what prayer is, what it can do, and when one should pray. He also describes the hindrances that keep believers from praying effectively, and how with the power of God believers can overcome those hindrances. Filled with a spirit of graciousness, this classic work on prayer has helped generations and can also further one's own spiritual maturation in the "essential activity" of prayer.

Tim Perrine
CCEL Staff Writer

This edition features an artistic cover, a new promotional introduction, an index of scripture references, links for scripture references to the appropriate passages, and a hierarchical table of contents which makes it possible to navigate to any part of the book with a minimum of page turns.

Editorial Reviews


This is a must read for every believer, parishioner, pastor, and church.- Please get a copy for yourself, and send one to a friend.

- Rev. John Harper

This book is also available in French.

This book is also available in German.


From the Back Cover

Your prayer life can be what God intends it to be!Because prayer is so vital to our faith, it is essential that we comprehend God's methods of hearing and answering prayer. R. A. Torrey shares spiritual guidelines to prayer in this powerful and dynamic book. His message is thorough and complete, including: prayer and obedience, praying in the Spirit, praying according to God's will, abiding in Christ, prayer with thanksgiving, hindrances to prayer, when to pray, prayer and revival, plus much more!The lessons presented and lovingly explained will permanently alter your prayer life.

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  • File Size: 253 KB
  • Print Length: 58 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456569546
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Christian Classics Ethereal Library; 1.1 edition (July 15, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST book on prayer. July 10, 1999
By A Customer
I have read many books on prayer but this one stands out head and shoulders above all others. Though it was written at such a different time in history, it is just as relevant today. What R.A. Torrey does in this book is much more than teach dry methods. Rather, he imparts to the reader the true spirit of prayer and how vital it is in practicality to our lives on a daily basis. A MUST for any believer serious about having a true, intimate relationship with their "Abba Father."
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Treastise on Prayer February 20, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Torrey's title is, in my mind, somewhat misleading, but don't let this stop you from reading this invaluable book. There is no handbook on how to pray, really, nor can there be as true prayer is personal and relational. Still, How to Pray offers words on what prayer is, what it can do, and why we sometimes fail, both personally and corporately. "You have not because you ask not" says Torrey repeatedly. He expounds on this simple truth inspirationally and practically. This book should be read by anyone serious about prayer.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By Suzanne
Flat out, there aren't many good, solid books on prayer. This is one of them. I gave it four stars for two reasons. First, what it covers, it covers extremely well. Torrey is an acknowledged master from generations gone by. Second, for some reason, he leaves out a few aspects of prayer that should have been included (like praying for things that seem already promised to us--WHY that's important).

I would recommend this book along with only 2 others. "With Christ in the School of Prayer" (Murray) is another standard work that will deliver the goods. And if you like the way Torrey organizes his lessons, you will probably like an author of this generation (who must have read Torrey!) who wrote "God, Help Me Pray!". This book (though almost impossible to find) reads a bit more contemporary, and could be the modern standard on prayer.

I would not be without Torrey, but the newer books cover everything he does and then some. The latter book is also quite practical, if you like that sort of thing.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of very few Excellent books on prayer April 15, 1998
By A Customer
This is an awesome book! I've given copies to several friends. While reading at a coffee shop one day, I thought "I can't wait to get home and pray like this!" This book focuses on God and aligning your heart with His will, not simply getting what you want. A short and easy read, but it efficiently makes an impact.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent study on prayer through the scriptures! September 19, 1998
By A Customer
This book is going on my top ten list of recommended reading for young believers. Torrey explains in easy to understand language the principles of effective prayer laid out in the scriptures. A must-read for anyone desiring to improve upon their prayer life!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Watch out for edited version December 15, 2009
By Chicago
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I think this is a great book, covering the key aspects of making your pray life more powerful. I would recommend the book that is published by CruGuru or other non-mass market versions. I have seen copies of the mass market paper back used by some in my small group, and found that it is missing parts of the original book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First Chapter August 14, 2008
Great book. I could rename the first chapter to "What can prayer really accomplish", because thats what it outlines--what can prayer REALLY do. Torrey breaks it down and makes it understandable, even for the new Christian. Oh if more Christians would know and apply these biblical truths that Torrey outlines and details in this magnificent book--then we would have a mighty revival sweeping through the land, breaking people down, and providing the way for them to cry out for mercy to God and receive salvation, and then live useful lives. This kind of prayer (outlined in this book) is an essential activity that you cannot do with out, if you are going to have a revival. May we have it. I am eagerly learning what this book has to say. It is fairly short and straight to the point. Just saying it like it is--that's Torrey. I do not think you will be disappointed--that is--if you seek first the kingdom of God.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Although this book was written close to 100 years ago, it reads like it could have been written yesterday.

It is the clearest, most concise book ever written on the subject of prayer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So Much Information to Absorb!!!
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I love the book. It is short but filled with so much depth. I was able to apply the teaching into my prayer life immediately!
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