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.

Tim Perrine
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Edward M. Bounds
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Born: August 15, 1835, Shelby County, Missouri
Died: August 24, 1913, Washington, Georgia
Related topics: Audiobooks, Bible, Biography, Bounds, Edward M.--1835-1913, Clergy--Religious life
Basic information: Edward McKendree Bounds (August 15, 1835 – August 24, 1913) was a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church South and author of eleven books, nine of which focused on the subject of prayer.
Popular works: Power Through Prayer, Necessity of Prayer, Prayer and Praying Men, Essentials of Prayer, Purpose in Prayer

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