“The Necessity Of Prayer” – EM Bounds
I’d only vaguely heard of E.M. Bounds before I read this book, but once I started reading I simply couldn’t put it down. Written a century ago, you can tell that Bounds is not just a man with a theology on prayer, but a man who has experienced the true reality of the presence of God.
“The Necessity Of Prayer” is inspiring, relevant, and very, very challenging! If your heart’s desire is for God to use you to powerfully impact the world around you – then this book is a must-read. Get ready to burn!!
Top 5 Quotes From “The Necessity Of Prayer”
* The men of olden times who wrought well in prayer, who brought the largest things to pass, who moved God to do great things, were those who were entirely given over to God in their praying.
* Religion has to do with everything but our hearts. It engages our hands and our feet, it takes hold of our voices, it lays its hands on our money, it affects even the postures of our bodies, but it does not take hold of our affections, our desires, our zeal, and make us serious, desperately in earnest, and cause us to be quiet and worshipful in the presence of God.
* Enthusiasm is more active than faith, though it cannot move mountains nor call into action any of the omnipotent forces which faith can command.
* It may be repeated that small results, a low experience, a low religious life, and pointless, powerless preaching always flow from a lack of grace. And a lack of grace flows from a lack of praying.
* It takes more of the power of the Spirit to make the farm, the home, the office, the store, the shop holy than it does to make the Church holy. It takes more of the power of the Spirit to make Saturday holy than it does to make Sunday holy. It takes more of the power of the Spirit to make money for God than it does to make a talk for God. Much more to live a great life for God than preach a great sermon.