Quote of the Day: Prayer by R.A. Torrey

prayer is almost an impossibility where there is neglect of the study of the Word of God.

–R.A. Torrey

I like the CrossCards.com site.

I was looking around, hopefully not wasting time, and came across this wallpaper. I like the quote a lot and it really got me thinking. If we don’t know Scripture, we don’t know God’s will and our prayers may not be as effective. New Christians needn’t worry. God wants to hear all of our prayers and will help us learn what His will is according to Scripture.

1 John 5:14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

I just like this photo and quote. It’s limited in the number of sizes if you want to use it, but I’m sure anyone with a graphics program could make it fit their computing device of choice.

This also reminds me that I have his book called How To Pray. My edition is over 100 years old that I found at a used bookstore. So I looked on Amazon and found that the Kindle edition is only 99 cents and also a low cost paperback and what I would hope is a nice hardcover. It has been reprinted many times so you can also find hardcover and paperback editions. It’s an excellent, basic book on prayer. Great for new believers and very good for anyone. He also has a section on what real revival is. One thing I like about the edition I have is that there is no Introduction, Preface, etc. etc. He just starts right off, wasting no time. A very efficient yet complete book on prayer. I won’t post a cover because there are so many of them I wouldn’t know what to choose.



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3 Responses to “Quote of the Day: Prayer by R.A. Torrey”

  1. 1 Power of prayer

    The privilege to be heard in prayer is enjoyed only by those whom God has chosen to be His own.

  2. 2 Nikki

    There are way too many great quotes in this book that I can’t just choose one. My suggestion is to simply pick it up and read it.
    The only thing about the revival section that I didn’t fancy was it seemed that he attributed the power of revival to man and his prayer when in fact the power of revival is all God and His Spirit. Can we pray to God and ask for revival in the hearts of men? Absolutely! And He will answer according to His will. But man should never be given credit for a work that only God can do.
    Just my worthless two cents.
    Grace and peace,

  3. 3 Scripture Zealot

    I read that quite a while ago and don’t know if I even carefully read the whole section on that. I may have quoted part of it, along with Packer and a few others when that wacko revivalist/healer guy was popular a few years back. I didn’t directly speak out against him, just quoted some good material on what revival really is.

    In any case, it was the prayer part of the book I really liked. Thanks for commenting.

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