Pray, Pray and Pray some more! God loves it and the Devil hates it.
E. M. Bounds offered perhaps a more profound understanding of prayer than any other contemporary Christian thinker. This classic books on the personal communication explore how prayer must come from the whole being and strengthens faith in Christian lives.
"Prayer is simply faith, claiming its natural yet marvellous prerogatives - faith taking possession of its illimitable inheritance. True godliness is just as true, steady, and persevering in the realm of faith as it is in the province of prayer. Moreover: when faith ceases to pray, it ceases to live. Faith does the impossible because it brings God to undertake for us, and nothing is impossible with God."
In The Necessity of Prayer Bounds explores; prayer and faith, prayer and trust, prayer and desire, prayer and fervency, prayer and importunity, prayer and vigilance, prayer and the word of God and much more.
Edward McKendree Bounds was a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church South and author of eleven books, nine of which focused on the subject of prayer.
Bounds was a practicing lawyer at age nineteen and after three years, began preaching for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. At the time of his pastorate in Brunswick, Missouri, war was declared. Bounds became a prisoner of war after refusing to take the oath of allegiance to the Federal Government. Upon release he served as chaplain of the Fifth Missouri regiment until the close of the war.