An interest has been made at our church for books on prayer. What are your suggestions for those more mature in the faith and those who are just beginning their walk ?
Thank you for your good question. I recommend the following on prayer:
FOR THE BEGINNER:
J. C. Ryle, A CALL TO PRAYER; Banner of Truth--a large
booklet setting out how believers are to pray.
Douglas Kelly, IF GOD ALREADY KNOWS, WHY PRAY?;
Christian Focus--on its way to becoming a classic!
David M. McIntyre, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF PRAYER:
Christian Focus--a classic!
Arthur Pink, THE ABILITY OF GOD (What God Can Do
With Our Prayers); Moody Press--follows Paul's
prayers in the New Testament.
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY:
R. C. Sproul, THE BARBER WHO WANTED TO PRAY;
Crossway--contains Martin Luther's letter to his barber who asked him how to pray. Contains also the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments and the Apostles Creed. One to read aloud again and again!
FOR THE MATURING BELIEVER:
Beeke & Beeke, DEVELOPING A HEALTHY PRAYER LIFE;
(31 Meditations on Communion with God);
Reformation Heritage Books--practical
James Sire, LEARNING TO PRAY THROUGH THE PSALMS;
IVP--a great place to learn this discipline of prayer.
Thomas Watson, THE LORD'S PRAYER; Banner of Truth--
a classic on prayer and the Lord's Prayer by one of
the easiest Puritans to read and digest.
Charles Spurgeon, ONLIY A PRAYER MEETING; Christian
Focus--shows the importance and practical methods
of the weekly prayer meeting at church!
Matthew Henry, A WAY TO PRAY; Banner of Truth--
Matthew Henry learned to pray the Scriptures and
he teaches us how. Highly recommended.
These should get you started and lead you to other gems. But I hope they help your people to pray!
Your Book Servant,
Pastor Steve Matin
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