“The Power of Prayer” + LINKUP

 

Welcome to Mondays @ Soul Survival. Each week I feature a book that I consider a valuable resource.

This week’s selection is The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life by Charles Spurgeon.

 

The Power of Prayer in a Believer's Life

If you spend hours in prayer each day and your prayer life is always amazing, this post probably isn’t for you. But if, like me, you sometimes feel like you’re going through the motions or you don’t always connect with God the way you would like, you might want to keep reading.

First, let me say that reading books about prayer cannot be a substitute for prayer itself, but I sometimes find it helpful to read a short portion in a good book on the subject at the start of my prayer time. It helps me get my focus off my upcoming appointments, the post that needs to be written, and the rest of my to-do list.

 

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born in 1834 and died in 1892. He is still known today as “The Prince of Preachers.” He was called to his ministry in London at the age of 20 and started with a congregation of 232. By 1865 25,000 copies of his sermons were printed and sold each week and were translated into more than twenty languages. Spurgeon built the Metropolitan Tabernacle into a congregation of over 6,000 and added well over 14,000 members during his thirty-eight-year London ministry. It’s estimated that he preached to 10,000,000 people during his lifetime.

According to the editor:

He remains history’s most widely read preacher. There is more available material written by Spurgeon than by any other Christian author, living or dead. His sixty-three volumes of sermons stand as the largest set of books by a single author in the history of Christianity, comprising the equivalent to the twenty-seven volumes of the ninth edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Many of his sermons were on the subject of prayer and he was known to implore the people of his congregation to pray for him. The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life has been carefully edited from many of those sermons.

His great success has been attributed to many things:

Much is made of the combination of a beautiful speaking voice, a dramatic flair and style that was captivating, a powerful commitment to a biblical theology, and his ability to speak to the people of his day in a manner that addressed their deepest needs. Undoubtedly, all of these were of major importance. But they don’t explain the most important ingredient.

Spurgeon had a different explanation: 

When people would walk through the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Spurgeon would take them to a basement prayer room where people were always on their knees interceding for the church. Then the pastor would declare, “Here is the powerhouse of this church.” Perhaps this best explains the success of Charles Spurgeon.

This book is one of my all-time favorites on prayer. I have read it numerous times and I’m sure this reading won’t be my last.

Blessings,
Donna

 

Quotations taken from:
Spurgeon, Charles. The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life (Christian Living Classics). Emerald Books. Kindle Edition.

You can get a copy of THE POWER OF PRAYER IN A BELIEVER’S LIFE or shop for other resources here.  


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Some of the Previously Featured Books:

Last week’s resource was God’s Attributes: Rest for Life’s Struggles by Brad Hambrick. Read about it here.

HELP! I want to Change by Jim Newheiser. Read about it here.

When Life Is Hard by James MacDonald. Read about it here.

Pleasing People: How Not to be an Approval Junkie by Lou Priolo. Read about it here.

If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed?: Finding Meaning and Hope in the Dark Valley One Man’s Journey by Robert B. Somerville. Read about it here.


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18 thoughts on ““The Power of Prayer” + LINKUP

  1. Great post, Donna! I really appreciate you sharing because I’m definitely going to buy this book. Thanks so much for hosting, Love! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the book recommendation! I love reading, though I seldom get the time to these days!
    I have linked up, but the button does not display properly…I copy and pasted it exactly, but it is not showing up right.

  3. I have seen so many quotes from this amazing man, and I didn’t know where to start for reading his books, but I think I may have to start with this one now! Prayer is so important. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday, Donna! Hope to see you join the party again this week! Blessings 🙂

  4. Isn’t that the powerhouse for us all? Prayer in the basement of our lives. (: Love his Morning and Evening, too. Thanks, Donna – and thanks for your consistent posting on truth and love (and hosting!)

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