The Church’s Great Need
Many books have been written on this topic. Probably as many as on any aspect of Christian living. So why should you read this one? Because it will challenge you to higher aspirations in your praying, yet in practical and achievable ways.
Some books make prayer far too complex and elevate practicing a praying life to nearly unachievable standards that even the most saintly believer could scarcely reach. Others claim that prayer is so simple, one would wonder why any of us find it difficult at all or even need to be taught a thing about it. Just go to God and talk, right? This book falls for neither of these nonsensical approaches.
Jesse Hamilton writes as a modern-day E.M. Bounds, whose many books on prayer compelled a generation of 19th century Christians around the world to their knees, and still exercise great influence. Any young Christian or new believer can here learn the basics of how to pray, while even the most aged and mature believer will find his soul again challenged in these words to seek the face of God with new fervency.
“I am glad to commend to you this book by Jesse Hamilton on the critical role of prayer in the life of the believer. Here is a book that you will find to be theologically astute, soul-searching, and personally challenging. What is more, every page is faith-building, heart-enlarging, and hope-inspiring. Without question, this work will be a strong encouragement to come boldly before God’s throne.” — Steven J. Lawson, Senior Pastor, Christ Fellowship Baptist Church, Mobile, Alabama
- The Importance of Prayer
- The Power of Prayer
- How to Pray
- What to Pray
- Prayer in the Spirit
About the Author
Jesse Hamilton served as a missionary in Asia for seven years. He earned an M.A. in philosophical theology from the University of Nottingham and has pursued PhD studies in philosophy of religion at the University of Aberdeen. He currently teaches philosophy, theology, literature, and history in a Christian school. Jesse is a pastor’s son, and his family now reside in Phoenix, Arizona.