The Hidden Life of Prayer
The Life-Blood of the Christian
This is perhaps the most practical and useful book on prayer we have ever read. Private or secret prayer is the life-blood of the Christian. The great men and women of God down through the ages have testified to the effectiveness of this in their lives.
Drawing on the experiences of people like Luther, Spurgeon, Muller, Whitefield and Wesley, the author presses the case for a greater commitment to prayer.
His advice may not only transform your life, it could be a catalyst towards a change in the world around you.
“Every time I read this book, the Lord uses it to deepen my prayer life and encourage my faith. I strongly recommend it.” — Dr. Wayne Grudem, Professor of Systematic Theology, Phoenix Seminary
“It was in 1971 I first read this book I was shown a copy in Al Martin’s home and he told me how he used it, which plan I took up enthusiastically and have used ever since. I have read it through aloud during a week of morning meetings with various assistants and with deacons before they have started work. Every time I read it I discover something fresh, convicting and helpful. The book does not make you afraid of prayer. It has a fragrance of Disruption times and the Awakening in the middle of the 19th century, in fact the author was born in that great year of 1859. He later married the daughter of Andrew Bonar and that warm piety and close walk with God characterizes this, McIntyre’s best book..” — Geoff Thomas, Pastor, Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth, Wales
“God brings books at their appointed times. The Hidden Life of Prayer arrived late but well-timed. This little jewel-strewn tapestry has done for me at 64 what Bounds’ Power Through Prayer did at 34. I could be ashamed that I need inspiration for the highest privilege. But I choose to be thankful.” — John Piper, Founder of Desiring God Ministries, Chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- The Life of Prayer
- Direction of the Mind
- The Hidden Riches of the Secret Place
- The Open Recompense
About the Author
David McIntyre (1859 – 1938) was a Scottish preacher and Principal of the Bible Training Institute in Glasgow from 1913 to 1938.