EM Bounds: The Work of Prayer Is For Real Men

On May 22, 2012

Men who represent God and who stand here in His stead, men who are to build up hIs kingdom in this world, must be in an eminent sense men of prayer.

Whatever else they may have, whatever else they may lack they must be men of prayer. Having everything else and lacking prayer, they must fall. Having prayer and lacking all else, they can succeed.

Prayer must be the most conspicuous and the most potent factor in the character and conduct of men who undertake divine commission.

God’s business requires men who are versed in the business of praying.

It must be kept in mind that the praying to which the disciples of Christ are called by Scriptural authority and enforcement, is a valorous calling, for manly men.

The men God wants and upon whom He depends, must work at prayer just as they work at their worldly calling. They must follow this business of praying through, just as they do their secular pursuits.

Diligence, perseverance, heartiness, and courage, must all be in it if it is to succeed.

Note: This is an excerpt from The Weapon of Prayer by EM Bounds. To find out why I’m posting excerpts from his book check out my blog on Praying From a Sound Biblical Foundation.

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