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In this classic eBook on prayer, author E. M. Bounds paints a clear and complete picture of The Necessity of Prayer. The book’s fourteen chapters develop the relationship between prayer and faith, trust, desire, fervency, importunity, character, conduct, obedience, vigilance, the Word of God, and the House of God. Concerning Bounds’ unceasing burden for prayer, Claude Chilton, Jr. wrote, “He prayed because the needs of the world were upon him. He prayed for long years, upon subjects which the easy-going Christian rarely gives a thought, and for objects which men of less thought and faith are always ready to call impossible.” It is difficult to read one chapter of a book by E. M. Bounds without being impressed with the overwhelming need for prayer in this world and with the great privilege believers have in being able to approach with boldness the throne of grace and to take God at His word.
Edward McKendree (E. M.) Bounds (1835-1913) As a young adult, Bounds was ignited by a great revival, and left his legal practice to serve the Lord, becoming an ordained Methodist Episcopal preacher. Shocked by atrocities committed against his countrymen by the invading Union Army during the Civil War, Bounds peacefully refused to sign an oath of allegiance to the Union and was sent to prison, where he continued his ministry among the inmates. Eventually released and sent away, he became a Confederate chaplain on the front lines, praying for his men within sight of them as they fought. After a full year of intense public intercession from Bounds and the surviving men of Franklin, the demoralized town experienced revival. The tireless compassion of this man, who would spend hours each day in intercessory prayer, continued to the end of his life. W. H. Hodge, who was mostly responsible for the publication of E. M. Bounds’ books, developed an intimate friendship with the prayer warrior: “At last,” he said, “I have found a man that really prays. I shall never let him go. He drew me to him with hooks of steel.”
Check out our Bearded Theologian contest happening this month!
What are you thankful for?
Drew – President and CEO
- The Bible and Jesus my savior
- My wife and family
- the privilege of publishing the Bible to help people spiritually
Molly – Content Craftsmen
- First thing on a cold Monday morning? I am thankful for flannel sheets and long hot showers
Elizabeth – Customer Support
- I’m thankful for my church family and the way they encourage me to use my gifts, love me even with my oddities, and challenge me to live a life of faithfulness.
- I’m thankful for my younger sister and how our friendship has grown in the last couple months.
Stephen – Chief Technology Officer
- Double imputation! My sins were imputed to Christ and his righteousness was imputed to me.
- My wife and kids
Chris – Developer
- God’s grace
- My family
Ben – Content Craftsman
- I am thankful for having people around me that love me, whether friends or family.
LaRosa – Content Craftsman
- my wife’s health (lots of health issues this year)
- being able to move to Spokane to work for such a great company & with a fantastic group of people
Joe – Quality Assurance
- My Wife and Kids
- My job here at OliveTree.
- For Jesus paying for my sins – for drawing me with cords of love.
Scott – User Interface
- The love and companionship of my wife and son
- God’s Grace. Time and again I’m amazed by his tender love and forgiveness in my life
Andrew – User Engagement
- God’s grace displayed in all facets of my life
- My beautiful wife and amazing kiddos
For this coming Advent Season there is a new free reading plan available for
The Bible Study App.
What is Advent?
Advent is what we call the season leading up to Christmas. It begins four Sundays before December 25, sometimes in the last weekend of November, sometimes on the first Sunday in December. This year it begins on December 1st.
During these days, it’s as if we’re re-enacting and remembering the hundreds and even thousands of years that God’s people were anticipating and longing for the coming of God’s salvation. That’s what advent means—coming.
To download this free reading plan go to the My Stuff section of the Bible Study App and click/tap on Reading Plans>Get More Reading Plans.
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Known for their hit reality TV show Duck Dynasty, the Robertson family has a story to tell and it’s one of grace, redemption, and faith.
We like beards almost as much as the Robertson family.