When the American evangelist D.L. Moody spoke in the Metropolitan Tabernacle in October 1892, he recalled an earlier visit twenty-five years previously. He had come four thousand miles, he said, to hear C.H. Spurgeon, but what impressed him most was not the sermon, nor the singing of the great congregation, but Spurgeon’s prayer. Such was his access to God that he seemed to be able to bring down power from heaven. This was the great secret, Moody believed, of Spurgeon’s influence and success.
This collection of prayers drawn primarily from Sunday morning services at the Tabernacle will make a similar impression on readers today. In this book we see Spurgeon come into the presence of God with deep reverence, yet with unquestioning child-like confidence, to plead God’s promises in Scripture and to revel in the nearness to God into which Christ has brought all who believe.
The Pastor in Prayer will inspire those who lead public worship and all Christians with a fresh sense of the privilege of prayer, and a renewed desire to ‘come boldly to the throne of grace’, there to ‘obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need’.
Table of Contents:
|1||The Personal Touch||1|
|2||Jesus Interceding for Transgressors||7|
|3||God’s Thoughts and Ways Far Above Ours||13|
|4||A Golden Prayer||19|
|5||The Day of Salvation||24|
|6||Sitting Over Against the Sepulchre||29|
|7||The Reason Why Many Cannot Find Rest||34|
|8||The Conquest of Sin||40|
|9||True Prayer – Heart Prayer||46|
|10||Distinction and Difference||52|
|11||Take Fast Hold||58|
|12||Trust and Pray||65|
|13||King and Priest||71|
|14||The Sin of Mistrust of God||77|
|16||The Life Look||89|
|17||Refuges of Lies||94|
|19||Risen with Christ||106|
|20||Intercession for the Saints||112|
|21||The Sentence of Death in Ourselves||118|
|22||Intercession for One Another||124|
|23||The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved||130|
|24||Free Grace, and Free Giving||136|
|25||An Evening Prayer – 1||142|
|26||An Evening Prayer – 2||147|
C. H. Spurgeon (1834-92), the great Victorian preacher, was one of the most influential people of the second half of the 19th Century. He was a famous British preacher and pastor for 38 years of New Park Street Chapel, later called the Metropolitan Tabernacle. At the heart of his desire to preach was a fierce love of people, a desire that meant he did not neglect his pastoral ministry.