Contents

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

INTRODUCTION

PREFACE

PART ONE – INCIDENCES OF PRAYING

I. COMMENCING IN PRAYER

(Luke 3:21,22)

A. The Practice of His Praying

B. The Purpose of His Praying

C. The Product of His Praying

II. CLOISTER OF PRAYER

(Mark 1:35–39; Luke 4:42–44)

A. The Spirit for the Prayer

B. The Separation in the Prayer

C. The Seclusion for the Prayer

D. The Specifics of the Prayer

E. The Searching for the Praying One

F. The Schedule After the Prayer

III. CALL FOR PRAYER

(Luke 5:15,16)

A. The Prompting of the Call

B. The Privacy in the Call

C. The Persistency in the Call

IV. CHOOSING WITH PRAYER

(Luke 6:12,13)

A. The Distractions for the Praying

B. The Departure for the Praying

C. The Duration of the Praying

D. The Direction of the Praying

E. The Decisions After the Praying

V. CUSTOM OF PRAYER

(Various texts)

A. The Miracle Meals

B. The Memorial Meal

C. The Mystery Meal

VI. COMMITMENT TO PRAYER

(Matthew 14:23; Mark 6:45–47)

A. The Prompting of the Prayer

B. The Place of the Prayer

C. The Power After the Prayer

VII. CONTINUOUSLY AT PRAYER

(Luke 9:18–20)

A. The Practice of the Praying

B. The Privacy in the Praying

C. The People With the Praying

D. The Profession After the Praying

VIII. CHANGE THROUGH PRAYER

(Luke 9:29)

A. The Place of the Praying

B. The Persons With the Praying

C. The Power in the Praying

IX. CELEBRATING IN PRAYER

(Luke 10:21)

A. The Report of the Rejoicing

B. The Recognition in the Rejoicing

C. The Reason for the Rejoicing

D. The Reassurance for the Rejoicing

X. CEMETERY PRAYER

(John 11:41,42)

A. The Situation for the Prayer

B. The Specifics of the Prayer

C. The Sequel of the Prayer

XI. CONQUEST BY PRAYER

(John 12:27–30)

A. The Pain for the Prayer

B. The Pondering Before the Prayer

C. The Petition in the Prayer

D. The Proclamation After the Prayer

XII. CARETAKING BY PRAYER

(Luke 22:31–34)

A. The Peril for the Prayer

B. The Particulars of the Prayer

C. The Precept After the Prayer

XIII. CONSUMMATE PRAYER

(John 17)

A. The Praying for the Christ

B. The Praying for the Companions

C. The Praying for the Church

XIV. CRISIS AND PRAYER

(Matthew 26:36–46; Mark 14:32–42; Luke 22:41–46)

A. The Sorrow Inspiring the Prayer

B. The Specifics of the Prayer

C. The Suffering During the Prayer

D. The Sleeping During the Prayer

XV. CALVARY AND PRAYER

(Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34; Luke 23:34,46)

A. The Pardon for Sinners

B. The Punishment for Sin

C. The Parting of the Spirit

PART TWO – INSTRUCTIONS IN PRAYING

XVI. PARAGON OF PRAYER

(Luke 11:1-4; Matthew 6:9–13)

A. The Entreaty for Praying

B. The Exhortation for Praying

C. The Example for Praying

XVII. PROPRIETY IN PRAYER

(Matthew 6:5–8)

A. The Praying of the Hypocrites

B. The Praying With the Heart

C. The Praying of the Heathen

XVIII. PROMISES FOR PRAYER

(Matthew 7:7–11; Luke 11:9–13)

A. The Stating of the Promises

B. The Stipulation for the Promises

C. The Support for the Promises

XIX. POWER IN PRAYER

(Matthew 17:21; Mark 9:29)

A. The Absence of Power

B. The Accomplishment of Power

C. The Asking About Power

D. The Access to Power

E. The Aid to Power

XX. PARTNERS IN PRAYER

(Matthew 18:19)

A. The Repetition for Partners

B. The Requirements for Partners

C. The Reward for Partners

XXI. PERSUASION FOR PRAYER

(Matthew 21:22; Mark 11:24)

A. The Setting for the Lesson

B. The Specifics of the Lesson

XXII. PARDON FOR PRAYER

(Matthew 6:14,15; Mark 11:25,26)

A. The Command to Forgive

B. The Consequences in Forgiving

XXIII. PERSISTENCY IN PRAYER

(Luke 11:5–8)

A. The Request

B. The Refusal

C. The Reconsidering

XXIV. PERSEVERANCE IN PRAYER

(Luke 18:2–8)

A. The Analysis

B. The Application

XXV. PERFORMANCE IN PRAYER

(Luke 18:1)

A. The Duty of Prayer

B. The Dedication in Prayer

C. The Discontinuing of Prayer

XXVI. PENITENCE IN PRAYER

(Luke 18:9–14)

A. The Pharisee

B. The Publican

C. The Proclamation

XXVII. PRIMER ON PRAYER

(John 14:13,14)

A. The Promises for Prayer

B. The Prerequisites for Prayer

C. The Purpose of Prayer

XXVIII. PIETY FOR PRAYER

(John 15:7)

A. The Regions of Piety

B. The Results of Piety

XXIX. PLEASURE FROM PRAYER

(John 16:23,24)

A. The Conditions for the Pleasure

B. The Character of the Pleasure

XXX. PETITIONS FOR PRAYER

(Various texts)

A. The Petition About Enemies

B. The Petition About Evangelists

C. The Petition About Escape

D. The Petition About Enticements

QUOTATION SOURCES

—Studies of the Savior