Spurgeon on Prayer

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A book review of Spurgeon on the Priority of Prayer (Spurgeon Speaks) Compiled by Jason K. Allen

A book review of Spurgeon on the Priority of Prayer (Spurgeon Speaks) Compiled by Jason K. Allen

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Moody Publishers (2021)
Christian Living/Spiritual Growth
160 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: The great London preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon had a lot to say during his four decades of ministry at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. And beyond his mighty voice, Spurgeon’s pen churned out countless words of biblical interpretation and Christian wisdom. These words can still encourage us today!

Volume 1 of the Spurgeon Speaks series collects Spurgeon’s reflections and meditations on the importance of prayer in the Christian life. He was known as a mighty man of prayer, and his insights will deepen your prayer life as well. Presented in lovely editions that you’ll be proud to have on your shelf, the Spurgeon Speaks series offers focused readings on topics that were important to the Prince of Preachers. Expertly selected by Jason Allen and updated for twenty-first century readers, this series will be a valued addition to the library of pastors, scholars, and anyone who appreciates the legacy of Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

Spurgeon on Prayer

As a newer Christian, I have heard lots about Charles Spurgeon but hadn’t read any of his writings yet. This book was a good introduction to his writings. This is the first book in the Spurgeon Speaks series. He has lots of good things to say about prayer. The only downside is that his writings were originally from the late 1800s so a lot of the language is outdated. This means you have to read a little slower and really have good concentration. I can often read while my husband watches TV but NOT with this book. I needed silence. Here’s an example:

“My brethren, there are heights in experimental knowledge of the things of God that the eagle’s eye of acumen and philosophic thought has never seen, and there are secret paths that the lion’s whelp of reason and judgement has not learnt to travel.”

Spurgeon on the Priority of Prayer pg 72

Spurgeon talks about how we should expect an answer to our prayers. Also, how we need to believe in God when we pray. We need to know he will provide for us. He says prayer should be like breathing. Something we do without thinking, all the day long. Prayer shouldn’t be a task we check off a list, but be a happy experience we look forward to doing. He discusses the position our bodies are in when we pray and interjectory prayer.

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