"Edward McKendree Bounds (1835-1913), Methodist minister and devotional writer, born in Shelby County, Missouri. Studied law and was admitted to the bar at twenty-one years. After practicing law for three years, began preaching for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. At the time of his pastorate at Brunswick, Misouri, war was declared, and he was made a prisonar of war for refusing to take the oath of allegiance to the Federal Government. After release he served as chaplain of the Fifth Missouri regiment [for the Confederate Army] until the close of the war, when captured and held as prisoner at Nashville, Tennessee. After the war ended, Bounds served as pastor of churches in Tennessee, Alabama, and St. Louis, Missouri.... Spent the last seventeen years of his life with his family in Washington, Georgia, writing his 'Spiritual Life Books.'" (From "The Wycliffe Biographical Dictionary of the Church," page 54, Elgin S. Moyer, 1982, Moody Press, Chicago, IL)

Called by many "the greatest book on prayer ever written."


Table of Contents

1. MEN OF PRAYER NEEDED

2. OUR SUFFICIENCY IS OF GOD

3. THE LETTER KILLETH

4. TENDENCIES TO BE AVOIDED

5. PRAYER, THE GREAT ESSENTIAL

6. A PRAYING MINISTRY SUCCESSFUL

7. MUCH TIME SHOULD BE GIVEN TO PRAYER

8. EXAMPLES OF PRAYING MEN

9. BEGIN THE DAY WITH PRAYER

10. PRAYER AND DEVOTION UNITED

11. AN EXAMPLE OF DEVOTION

12. HEART PREPARATION NECESSARY

13. GRACE FROM THE HEART RATHER THAN THE HEAD

14. UNCTION A NECESSITY

15. UNCTION, THE MARK OF TRUE GOSPEL PREACHING

16. MUCH PRAYER THE PRICE OF UNCTION

17. PRAYER MARKS SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP

18. PREACHERS NEED THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

19. DELIBERATION NECESSARY TO LARGEST RESULTS FROM PRAYER

20. A PRAYING PULPIT BEGETS A PRAYING PEW


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