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Private Prayer: A Christian Duty By Oliver Heywood & Phil Johnson
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Many Christians find private prayer a difficult duty, and thus they either totally neglect it, or are negligent in their performance of it. In "Private Prayer: A Christian Duty", Puritan... More > pastor Oliver Heywood illustrates the necessity of spending time in private prayer each day. Using Matthew 6:6 as his text, Heywood teaches how to cultivate a habit of daily prayer which is both refreshing and delightful. He reviews the time, place, and content appropriate for our private prayers, and answers several objections that are commonly used to excuse ourselves from praying regularly—including lack of time, cold-heartedness, wandering thoughts, and not knowing what to say. Several Scriptural instances of private prayer are explored, including the Lord’s Prayer and the mighty wrestling of Jacob in prayer (Genesis 32). Through this teaching, the believer will find resources and encouragement to help fulfill this beneficial obligation.< Less
The Digital Puritan - Vol.IV, No.1 By Gerald Mick et al.
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"The Digital Puritan" is a quarterly digest of Puritan works which have been gently modernised to render the text more readable. Hundreds of helpful notes and Scripture references are... More > included as end-notes. In this edition: 1. Why Read the Puritans Today? - Don Kistler gives ten reasons why time spent reading the Puritans is always profitable. 2. Private Prayer: A Christian Duty - Oliver Heywood expounds upon the necessity of personal prayer time. 3. How to Avoid Cherishing a Pet Sin - Thomas Brooks teaches the believer to expel every rebel lust. 4. What Can and Must Persons Do Toward Their Own Conversion? - William Greenhill shows that although salvation is not of works, yet it requires us to act. 5. Haman's Vanity - the sermon that Obadiah Sedgwick preached before the House of Commons just days after the discovery of Edmund Waller's dastardly plot to bring down Parliament. 6. The Puritans in Verse: A Dialogue of Self-Denial - Richard Baxter.< Less