Necessity of Prayer
by Edward M. Bounds
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In The Necessity of Prayer, Edward Bounds, a 20th century pastor and lawyer,
suggests that prayer is an essential part of the Christian believer's life. He
writes, "the Christian soldier, if he fight to win, must pray much." Bounds'
book, however, is not simply a list of prayers for one to work through, but
also a discourse on the very nature of prayer. He connects the nature of prayer
to other features of the Christian life, such as faith, reverence, patience,
hope, character, conduct, and faithfulness. Bounds' passion for
prayer--which compelled him to write nine books on the topic--shines
through in this work, and cannot but help motivate those who read it to also
see the necessity of prayer. Perfect for individual study, Bounds' book is sure
to change the way one prays.
CCEL Staff Writer