Today I want to share with you one of my favourite books, favourite… as being one my top five. It is called The complete works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer, which is made up of eight books that were first published between 1912 and 1931. So it is a little old school but it is such an encouraging read on prayer. The excerpt I have quoted above is from the chapter The Possibilities of True Prayer. Bounds had an amazing vocabulary and a wonderful way of painting a picture with words. It is available in contemporary English so it is very readable.
This book really challenged the way I pray, and it taught me to continue in prayer when in the past I would have probably given up. Bounds quotes in this book many Bible references on prayer and shares the experiences of those who prayed in the Bible as well as many Christians who have given their lives to persistent prayer. It is a testimony to God’s promise to hear and answer prayer. I hope you can take the time to read it for yourself and I hope it is a blessing to you as it has been to me.
Have a wonderful weekend!