John Bunyan on Prayer

John Bunyan has always been a reliable guide through the Christian life for me. As I have been seeking a deeper and more consistent life of prayer, I was blessed read Bunyan’s treatise “On Praying in the Spirit,” in which he unpacks the following definition:

Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the heart or soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Holy Spirit, for such things as God has promised, or according to the Word, for the good of the church, with submission, in faith, to the will of God. (“On Praying in the Spirit,” Works of Bunyan I: 623)

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About Eric Smith

Sinner saved by the grace of Jesus, husband of Candace, father of Coleman and Crockett, West Tennessean, pastor of Sharon Baptist Church, student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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