As a newer Christian, I have heard lots about Charles Spurgeon but hadn’t read any of his writings yet. This book was a good introduction to his writings. This is the first book in the Spurgeon Speaks series. He has lots of good things to say about prayer. The only downside is that his writings were originally from the late 1800s so a lot of the language is outdated. This means you have to read a little slower and really have good concentration. I can often read while my husband watches TV but NOT with this book. I needed silence.
Here’s an example:
“My brethren, there are heights in experimental knowledge of the things of God that the eagle’s eye of acumen and philosophic thought has never seen, and there are secret paths that the lion’s whelp of reason and judgement has not learnt to travel.”
Spurgeon on the Priority of Prayer pg 72
Spurgeon talks about how we should expect an answer to our prayers. Also, how we need to believe in God when we pray. We need to know he will provide for us. He says prayer should be like breathing. Something we do without thinking, all the day long. Prayer shouldn’t be a task we check off a list, but be a happy experience we look forward to doing. He discusses the position our bodies are in when we pray and interjectory prayer.