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 Bounds on Prayer

Below are some quotes from the book "The Weapon of Prayer" by E.M. Bounds. Enjoy.

Beaux Pilgrim


"Schools, colleges and education considered simply as such cannot be regarded as being leaders in carrying forward the work of God’s kingdom in the world. They have neither the right, the will nor the power to do the work. This is to be accomplished by the preached Word, delivered in the power of the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven sown with prayerful hands, and watered with the tears of praying hearts. This is the divine law, and so “nominated in the bond.” We are shut up and sealed to it—we would follow the Lord.
Men are demanded for the great work of soul saving, and men must go. It is no angelic or impersonal force which is needed. Human hearts baptized with the spirit of prayer, must bear the burden of this message, and human tongues on fire as the result of earnest, persistent prayer, must declare the Word of God to dying men.
Praying men are the one commanding need of this day, as of all other days, in which God is to have or make a showing. Men who pray are, in reality, the only religious men, and it takes a full-measured man to pray. Men of prayer are the only men who do or can represent God in this world. No cold, irreligious, prayerless man can claim the right. They misrepresent God in all His work, and all His plans. Praying men are the only men who have influence with God, the only kind of men to whom God commits Himself and His Gospel. Praying men are the only men in which the Holy Spirit dwells, for the Holy Spirit and prayer go hand-in-hand. The Holy Spirit never descends upon prayer-less men. He never fills them, He never empowers them. There is nothing whatever in common between the Spirit of God and men who do not pray. The Spirit dwells only in a prayer atmosphere.
The Apostles allowed no duty, however sacred, to so engage them as to infringe upon their time and prevent them from making prayer the main thing. The Word of God was ministered by apostolic fidelity and zeal. It was spoken by men with apostolic commissions and whose heads the fiery tongues of Pentecost had baptized. The Word was pointless and powerless without they were freshly endued with power by continuous and mighty prayer. The seed of God’s Word must be saturated in prayer to make it germinate. It grows readier and roots deeper when it is prayer-soaked.
Herein has been the secret of the men of prayer in the past history of the Church. Their hearts were after God, their desires were on Him, their prayers were addressed to Him. They communed with Him, sought nothing of the world, sought great things of God, wrestled with Him, conquered all opposing forces, and opened up the channel of faith deep and broad between them and heaven. And all this was done by the use of prayer. Holy meditations, spiritual desires, heavenly drawings, swayed their intellects, enriched their emotions, and filled and enlarged their hearts. And all this was so because they were first of all men of prayer." E.M. Bounds


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 Re: Bounds on Prayer

Please, include at least the title of the book quoted.


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 Re: Bounds on Prayer

Thank you for the quick correction...


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Schools, colleges and education considered simply as such cannot be regarded as being leaders in carrying forward the work of God’s kingdom in the world. They have neither the right, the will nor the power to do the work.


I am praying and considering going to bible college maby next semester. But I agree with Mr. Bounds that God's equipping is not a certificate but an anointing of the Holy Spirit. The Power of the gospel is not in wisdom of knowlege but just the foolish message of the Cross and the power that rose Jesus from the dead which is the Holy Spirit.

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Praying men are the only men in which the Holy Spirit dwells, for the Holy Spirit and prayer go hand-in-hand. The Holy Spirit never descends upon prayer-less men. He never fills them, He never empowers them. There is nothing whatever in common between the Spirit of God and men who do not pray. The Spirit dwells only in a prayer atmosphere.


There is so much doctrine and thought about being baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit. But Mr. Bounds clearly points out that knoweldge of these doctrines will not suffice at all, the Holy Spirit inhabits vessels that are set apart to God in prayer.


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 Re: Bounds on Prayer


E. M. Bounds book ”The Weapon of Prayer” is a book that produces intercessors because it is written by an intercessor, a man who walked with God.
Every praying Christian should read it.
“The kingdom of God waits on prayer, and prayer puts wings on the Gospel and power into it.” (p. 98)
“It must be kept in mind that Christ taught the world’s preachers more about praying than He did about preaching.” (p. 80)


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 Re: Bounds on Prayer

This was in the first quote but I thought it was worth repeating.


“The work of God’s kingdom is to be accomplished by the preached Word, delivered in the power of the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven, sown with prayerful hands, and watered with the tears of praying hearts.” -- E.M. Bounds


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"When prayer is confined to self and to the sphere of one's personal needs, it dies by reason of littleness, narrowness and selfishness." E.M. Bounds -- The Weapon of Prayer


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