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Jesus said, "If ye shall ask anything in my name, that will I do."

"That," says E. M. Bounds, "is the Divine declaration, and it opens a vista of infinite resources and possibility."

Throughout his ministry, Bounds rose early every morning to pray for three hours. Out of this deep prayer experience, he could say, "Without prayer, the Christian life, robbed of its sweetness and beauty, becomes cold and formal, and dead; but in the secret place where God talks with His own, the Christian life grows into such a testimony of Divine power that all men will feel its influence and be touched by the warmth of its love...That, surely is the purpose of all real prayer and the end of all true service."

©1920 Fleming H. Revell Company (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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"Ask and it shall be given you." (Matthew 7:7)
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you." (John 16:23)

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amazing points on PRAYER!!

if you want to stir up your prayer life, rekindle your passion for prayer ... understand more about the importance of it in your daily life .. this is the book for you 🙏🙏🙏

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compelling for the serious student

good old fashioned truth, edifying challenging inspiring and useful for those earnestly seeking guidance.

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  • S. Pixomatis
  • 13-10-17

Praying God's way

I loved this book! I listened to it at a point in my life when I was struggling with the effectiveness of prayer and it really helped me see prsyer in a different light.

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  • Matt
  • 27-11-20

Makes You Hungry

Between the content and the testimonies from various sources, it makes you hungry to pray and see more of the fruit of prayer in your life.

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  • Gran Gran
  • 09-09-20

Prayer Classic Gem

Man I needed this book on prayer.
It’s shamed, changed & motivated me.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” 1 John 5:14

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-12-20

Incredibly Insightful!

I first read E.M. Bounds work about 25 years ago and it helped shape my prayer life. This book did not disappoint. in fact, it is so insightful that I just finished and am going to read it again. I just want to absorb everything in it. A must read for the serious believer looking for the source to unction and anointing from Almighty God.

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  • B. Kessler
  • 19-11-20

To overcome

this book shares the power and perspective of prayer by many many great saints of times past. It is a must read for anyone wanting encouragement for a richer deeper prayer life. Most encouraging, convicting and propelling!!!!

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  • Linetra Agee
  • 01-08-16

Miraculous! From the Heart of God.

Purpose in Prayer is one of the very best resources on prayer ever written! It t can not be matched in its purpose and intent. It stirs, it provokes, it quickens. Absolutely essential! A must read for all , especially the Saints of God. Critical for this hour! Do not pass it up!

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  • Billie Daley
  • 20-01-21

Enjoyed

Prayer became alive to me. Well done! I will read it again. I have been inspired to pray with greater fervency and father. I enjoyed the Fathers I the faith being spoken of and their praying times

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  • Brenda hutchins
  • 28-02-20

it was inspiring...loved the stories

narrator was good...i enjoyed listening...I'm at a season where it fit into my life perfectly..perfect timing

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  • Gentry
  • 26-08-21

Read the Book

A challenging book on prayer. Seems the content is a little off topic mostly. The author talks a lot about prayer & what it has done in the past but not it's purpose as much. The Book On Prayer by Ken Gurley is better. The narration is what's bad. The voice changes sound like an Agatha Christie dramatization. Just get the book & read it yourself.

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  • John Watt
  • 05-08-21

Terrific read!

It’s heartbreaking to hear most people pray today. I’m usually left with the impression they are merely complaining to a God they don’t even know, gossiping to everyone within earshot, lecturing to someone, or giving God their to-do list, always in hopes of changing an unfavorable situation or someone other than themselves. Christ warned he road to heaven is narrow and few will find it. This little book can help people find it and secure some of the rewards that accompany the Kingdom!

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