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The Power of Prayer and the Prayer of Power Paperback – October 15, 2007
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The finest chapters were Chapters 9 "Hindrances to Prayer" and 10 "Prevailing Prayer and Real Revival." In "Hindrances to Prayer" he lists 6 categories: I. Wrong motives in prayer (usually to glorify ourselves), II. Sins in the heart or life (which we deal with by "judging" them), III. Idols in the heart (e.g. our wives or careers), IV. An unforgiving spirit, V. Stinginess in giving (which received the longest treatment), and VII. Mistreating ones spouse. This last is based on 1 Peter 3:7, which says, "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered." He applies it to men who abuse and harangue their wives as well as women who nag their husbands or even let themselves become frumpy.Read more ›
The Power of Prayer is fundamentally a primer on prayer but also a celebration of prayers answered. Torrey draws heavily from his personal experience and from the Bible to teach Christians how to pray. If there was ever a time to dust off this classic book on prayer it is now.
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I found this book very inspirational and was amazed at how relevant the message was for today.Published 11 months ago by Ann Reed