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CONTENTS

PART I

INTRODUCTORY AND GENERAL

I. THE MAGNIFICENCE OF PRAYER

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—LUKE xi. 1. “A royal priesthood.” I PET. ii. 9.

II. THE GEOMETRY OF PRAYER

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—LUKE xi. 1. “The high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity.”—ISA. lvii. 15.

III. THE HEART OF MAN AND THE HEART OF GOD

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—LUKE xi. 1. “Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us.”—Ps. lxii. 8.

PART II

SOME BIBLE TYPES OF PRAYER

IV. JACOB—WRESTLING

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—LUKE xi. 1. “Jacob called the name of the place Peniel.”—GEN. xxxii. 30.

V. MOSES—MAKING HASTE

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—LUKE xi. 1. “And Moses made haste.”—EX. xxxiv. 8.

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VI. ELIJAH—PASSIONATE IN PRAYER

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—LUKE xi. 1. “Elias . . . prayed in his prayer.”—JAS. v. 17 (Marg.)

VII. JOB—GROPING

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—LUKE xi. 1. “Oh that I knew where I might find Him! that I might come even to His seat!”—JOB xxiii. 3.

VIII. THE PSALMIST—SETTING THE LORD ALWAYS BEFORE HIM

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—LUKE xi. 1. “I have set the Lord always before me.”—PS. xvi. 8.

IX. HABAKKUK—ON HIS WATCH-TOWER

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—LUKE xi. 1. “I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower.”—HAB. ii. 1.

X. OUR LORD—SANCTIFYING HIMSELF

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—LUKE xi. 1. “And for their sakes I sanctify Myself.”—John xvii. 19.

XI. OUR LORD-IN THE GARDEN

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—LUKE xi. 1. “Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.”—Mat. xxvi. 36.

XII. ONE OF PAUL’S PRAYER

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—LUKE xi. 1. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father. . . .#8221;—Eph. iii. 14-19.

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XIII. ONE OF PAUL’S THANKSGIVINGS

“Lord, teach us to pray,”—Luke xi. 1. “Giving thanks to the Father.”—Col. i. 12,13.

XIV. THE MAN WHO KNOCKED AT MIDNIGHT

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—Luke xi. 1. “Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight.”—Luke xi 5-8.

PART III

SOME ASPECTS OF THE WAY OF PRAYER

XV. PRAYER TO THE MOST HIGH

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—Luke xi. 1. “They return, but not to the Most High.”—Hos. vii. 16.

XVI. THE COSTLINESS OF PRAYER

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—Luke xi. 1. “And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.”—Jer. xxix. 13.

XVI. REVERENCE IN PRAYER

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—Luke xi. 1. “Offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person saith the Lord of hosts.”—Mal. i. 8.

XVII. THE PLEADING NOTE IN PRAYER

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—Luke xi. 1. “Let us plead together.”—Isa. xliii. 26.

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XIX. CONCENTRATION IN PRAYER

“Lord, teach us to pray,”—Luke xi. 1. “When thou hast shut thy door.”—MATT. vi. 6.

XX. IMAGINATION IN PRAYER

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—Luke xi. 1. “Full of eyes.”—Rev. iv. 8.

XXI. THE FORGIVING SPIRIT IN PRAYER

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—Luke xi. 1. “When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any.”—Mark xi. 25.

XXII. THE SECRET BURDEN

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—Luke xi. 1. “Apart . . .”—Zech. xii. 12.

XXIII. THE ENDLESS QUEST

“Lord, teach us to pray.”—Luke xi. 1. “He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” (lit. that seek Him out).—Heb. xi. 6.

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