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How to Pray – RA Torrey: The How to Pray book, authored by R.A. Torrey during the starting point of the preceding century, remains to be, without doubt, applicable nowadays to instruct any individual christian believer precisely what her or his prayer life must resemble and even what can actually be attained with a prayer life which God expects believers to possess. Here is an extract from How to Pray, dealing with prayer with thanksgiving:

The mighty men of prayer in the Bible, and the mighty men of prayer throughout the ages of the church’s history have been men who were much given to thanksgiving and praise. David was a mighty man of prayer, and how his Psalms abound with thanksgiving and praise. The apostles were mighty men of prayer; of them we read that “they were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.” Paul was a mighty man of prayer, and how often in his epistles he bursts out in definite thanksgiving to God for definite blessings and definite answers to prayers. Jesus is our model in prayer as in everything else. We find in the study of His life that His manner of returning thanks at the simplest meal was so noticeable that two of His disciples recognized Him by this after His resurrection.

Thanksgiving is one of the inevitable results of being filled with the Holy Spirit and one who does not learn “in everything to give thanks” cannot continue to pray in the Spirit. If we would learn to pray with power we would do well to let these two words sink deep into our hearts: “with thanksgiving.”

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How to PrayBy R.A. Torrey

“How to Pray” is a riveting and compelling call to prayer.

Pastor, educator, evangelist, and author R.A. Torrey delivers a no-nonsense handbook to show you that your prayer life can be what God intends it to be.

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