Prayer is an essential part of a believers spiritual life, which also affects every area of our everyday lives. This is such an important part of our walk with the Lord, I wanted to list a few of the benefits that happen when we pray.  I will also post a list of resources at the end of the post which will provide some inspiration.

  1. Brings Us Closer to God
  2. Brings Us Divine Help
  3. Brings Us Supernatural Strength
  4. Opens the Door for Wisdom
  5. Gives Us Hope
  6. Improves Our Attitudes
  7. Reduces Our Stress

E.M. Bounds was a passionate man of prayer. His passion is perhaps best expressed in this quote that he gives from William Wilberforce, a man of political action and great fruitfulness.

This perpetual hurry of business and company ruins me in soul if not in body. More solitude and earlier hours! I suspect I have been allotting habitually too little time to religious exercises, as private devotion and religious meditation, Scripture-reading, etc.

Hence I am lean and cold and hard. I had better allot two hours or an hour and a half daily. I have been keeping too late hours, and hence have had but a hurried half hour in a morning to myself.

Surely the experience of all good men confirms the proposition that without a due measure of private devotions the soul will grow lean. But all may be done through prayer — almighty prayer, I am ready to say — and why not? For that it is almighty is only through the gracious ordination of the God of love and truth. O then, pray, pray, pray!

Quoted in Power Through Prayer, Location 734.

My prayer is that you will be inspired to communicate with your heavenly Father on a consistent basis.  Make prayer your priority everyday, and your relationship will be enriched and life fulfilled.




Power Through Prayer by E.M. Bounds~

The Complete Collection of EM Bounds on Prayer

The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears By Mark Batterson

Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson~

The Circle Maker Prayer Journal By Mark Batterson~

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God By Timothy Keller


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