In “Prayer” by John Bunyan, the author delves deep into the essence of communion with the divine. He beautifully captures the heart of Reformed spirituality, showcasing the transformative power of prayer. As Bunyan wisely notes, “Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the soul to God.” (Page 27) His words resonate with a rich understanding of God’s sovereignty, reminding us that “prayer is the opener of the heart to God, and a means by which the soul, though empty, is filled.” (Page 63)

Bunyan’s insights on the intimacy of prayer are truly illuminating: “In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” (Page 41) His emphasis on sincerity and authenticity in approaching God’s throne is a timeless lesson for believers. The author’s exploration of perseverance in prayer, captured in lines like “Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan,” (Page 89) ignites a fervor for consistent communion with our Creator.

Throughout the book, Bunyan’s words resonate with a profound spirituality that speaks to the depths of the soul. His declaration that “He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day” (Page 103) compels readers to prioritize morning devotion, setting the tone for the entire day.

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Title: Prayer

Author: John Bunyan

Publisher: Banner of Truth Trust