Prayer: Communing with God in Everything–Collected Insights from A.W. Tozer
By Compiled by W.L. Seaver / Moody Publishers
Tozer was that rare bird, an evangelical who was also something of a mystic with a literary flair. Seaver has pulled together the finest insights from Tozer’s voluminous writings, including “Some churches now advertise courses on how to pray. How ridiculous! That is like giving a course in how to fall in love.” 224 pages, softcover. Moody.
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Prayer consists of a compilation of works and sermons done and written by A. W. Tozer. The focus and direction point towards a deeper understanding of what prayer was intended to be, according to the Bible, from which we receive all of our daily instruction for our lives. There are many ways that are mentioned in which we can pray. Not only can prayer be lifted up by words, but it also can be carried out as worship to God in daily activities. Prayer brings questions and insight to the surface as the reader progresses along through its text.
There are two types of prayers I discovered through my reading; private prayers and thought prayers. A lot of things were brought to light after I had read this compilation titled Prayer. There are a lot of things to be done in order to receive answered prayer. A few of these consist of obedience, humbleness, and surrender. There were a couple of questions which came to mind during my reading process; “Have I been limiting God in my prayer requests? Do I place conditions on my prayers?”.
There is one part, out of many, which I took away from Prayer’s pages; “…declared all meats clean, every day holy, all places sacred, and every act acceptable to God.” (Seaver,2016, p. 33)
I recommend Prayer to all readers!
Seaver, W. L. 2016.Prayer: Communing with God in everything–collected insights from A. W. Tozer.Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers