The Hidden Life of Prayer

by David McIntyre     |     Book Summary


Author: David McIntyre
Publisher: Christian Focus
Date: 1891; reprinted in 2010 by Christian Focus Publications
Pages: 128

Book Summary of The Hidden Life of Prayer by David McIntyre


Prayer is at the core of what it means to be a Christian. We could scarcely call a man a Christian if he doesn’t pray, yet prayer routinely is neglected in the church. With busyness, programs, and the desire for more productivity, prayer has become less and less a priority in our day, much as it had become neglected in the late 1800’s when David McIntyre wrote The Hidden Life of Prayer.

We need to be reminded to pray. We need to be taught again how to pray. Most importantly, we need to pray without ceasing. It is not enough to read many books on prayer and develop a strong theology of prayer. The church needs people to become pray-ers — people who actually and fervently pray. 

We need to listen as the Lord teaches us to pray. In His Word and in His people we have numerous examples and practical strategies on how to become more prayerful Christians. As we learn from their examples and practice the vital prayer needed for spiritual growth and health, we will continually grow into the people God created us to be.





The Hidden Life of Prayer

by David McIntyre

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of The Hidden Life of Prayer by David McIntyre

AuthorDavid McIntyre
PublisherChristian Focus
Date1891; reprinted in 2010 by Christian Focus Publications
Pages128


Overview:

Prayer is at the core of what it means to be a Christian. We could scarcely call a man a Christian if he doesn’t pray, yet prayer routinely is neglected in the church. With busyness, programs, and the desire for more productivity, prayer has become less and less a priority in our day, much as it had become neglected in the late 1800’s when David McIntyre wrote The Hidden Life of Prayer.

We need to be reminded to pray. We need to be taught again how to pray. Most importantly, we need to pray without ceasing. It is not enough to read many books on prayer and develop a strong theology of prayer. The church needs people to become pray-ers — people who actually and fervently pray. 

We need to listen as the Lord teaches us to pray. In His Word and in His people we have numerous examples and practical strategies on how to become more prayerful Christians. As we learn from their examples and practice the vital prayer needed for spiritual growth and health, we will continually grow into the people God created us to be.