E.M. Bounds On Prayer

Posted: April 29, 2012 in Prayer

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E.M. Bounds truly followed the charge to pray without ceasing. It was as normal and essential to him as breathing. But though he was in prayer constantly, it never became a chore to him. Throughout his life, whether he was ministering to troops during the Civil War or bringing God’s Word to his congregation, E.M. Bounds relished his time in conversation with God.

The Complete Works Of E.M. Bounds On Prayer

A brief description of each of the 7 titles:

1. The Essentials of Prayer


Edward Bounds, an American lawyer and pastor, wrote nine books in his lifetime, seven of which were about prayer. Known as a veritable powerhouse of spiritual maturity, Bounds has affected the prayer lives of thousands of people. This volume, Essentials of Prayer, focuses on the proper mindset believers must attain in order to have the best prayer life. He reminds readers that one must have a humble heart and undivided allegiance to God in order to pray effectively. He also believes strongly that prayer is available to all people — even those who only come in times of trouble. His advice is intended for both personal and corporate prayer, and is a great help for serious meditation.

2. The Necessity of Prayer

In The Necessity of Prayer, Bounds suggests that prayer is an essential part of the Christian believer’s life. He writes, “the Christian soldier, if he fight to win, must pray much.” Bounds’ book, however, is not simply a list of prayers for one to work through, but also a discourse on the very nature of prayer. He connects the nature of prayer to other features of the Christian life, such as faith, reverence, patience, hope, character, conduct, and faithfulness. Bounds’ passion for prayer shines through in this work, and cannot but help motivate those who read it to also see the necessity of prayer. Perfect for individual study, Bounds’ book is sure to change the way one prays.

3. Power Through Prayer

The caricature of lawyers as money grubbing, selfish narcissists is often derided in popular culture. But Jesus did not come for the righteous, but for the sinner. He has used men trained in the law, such as Calvin and Luther, throughout the history of his church to edify the people of God. Edward M. Bounds is one of these men. Trained as a lawyer, but called to ministry, Bounds served as an Army chaplain during the Civil War. As far as prayer is concerned, Bounds practiced what he preached. Read Bounds’ Power Through Prayer to enrich your understanding of God’s work in the world.

4. Prayer and Praying Men

Prayer and Praying Men has a unique approach as a book on prayer. Many books on prayer focus mostly on simply features of prayer. Edward Bounds takes a different approach in Prayer and Praying Men by focusing on persons of prayer. Bounds examines the lives of nine different biblical figures: Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Hezekiah, Ezra, Nehemiah, Samuel, Daniel, and Paul. In his examination, Bounds explores how important prayer was to the spiritual lives of these men. He provides concrete examples of the importance and nature of prayer, grounded in biblical narratives. Prayer and Praying Men is thus recommended for those who crave a book on prayer which is not abstract or airy, but direct and concrete.

5. Purpose in Prayer

Purpose in Prayer is another treasure from Edward Bounds on prayer. Bounds, an admired spiritual guide, describes the purpose behind prayer and not simply the purpose of prayer. He focuses on an individual’s purpose in prayer; for one can understand the purpose of prayer, but not see the purpose in one’s own prayers. Thus, Bounds attempts to encourage believers to not simply see the purpose of prayer, but to see that purpose in their own personal, private prayers. Throughout, Bounds frequently quotes other Christian thinkers, adding support and insight into his points about prayer. Composed of twelve short chapters, Purpose in Prayer is a rewarding book on prayer.

6. Reality of Prayer

Some people believe that prayer is simply a human invention, with no true substance. Not so, argues Edward Bounds in his powerful book The Reality of Prayer. There is a spiritual reality to prayer, he urges. Prayer brings us closer to God–both through God’s answering of our prayers, and through our own character being changed by prayer. Bounds reinforces these points in the second half of his book, where he discusses Christ as both a teacher of prayer and as an example of prayer. Finally, Bounds ends his encouraging and enlightening discussion by explaining the role of the Holy Spirit in prayer. This interesting treatise attests to the true reality and power of prayer–another classic from Edward Bounds.

7. Weapon of Prayer

Why Pray? In his book, The Weapon of Prayer, Edward Bounds states: “The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom, and fruitage in prayer.” His wisdom has impacted Christ-seekers for decades, and his words are as powerful now as they were in the 1800’s. Bounds reminds us that throughout Biblical history, many of God’s greatest movements were incited by the prayers of God’s people. According to Bounds, prayer must be a priority. Other Christian duties, such as sacred works, communion, and church activities, cannot and should not take the place of prayer. To eliminate prayer from our daily lives is to abandon communication with God. It is through prayer that we have the opportunity to share our deepest sorrows, joys, and desires with the only one who can truly comfort us. To remind readers that God’s presence steadfastly endures, Bounds concludes his piece by providing modern examples of the power of prayer.

  1. Andé says:

    please send me all – thank you so much

  2. If you are happy to pass on a copy of each of these would be glad for them – thanks again,


  3. Vasil Vasilev says:


    I would love to receive a copy of this book. Thank you!


  4. Nicole says:

    Can I have a copy? 😀 Thank you and God bless!

  5. NGM says:

    Please send me also copy of this classic book.
    thank you so much

  6. bsthames says:

    Please send me a copy of E.M Bounds On Prayer.

  7. mullingarcf says:

    please send the whole set

  8. Vasantha says:

    Please send me a set!

  9. Ram Krishnamurthy says:

    I would like a copy. Thanks.

  10. ALLAN says:


    Please send me a free pdf book.
    Also,do you have the book by AA HOEKEMA,THE BIBLE and the FUTURE ?



  11. Les Green says:

    Kindly let me have the complete works of E.M. Bounds.

  12. Enslin van Velden says:

    please send me EM Bounds on prayer

  13. Enslin van Velden says:

    Please send AW Pink: Seven sayings of Jesus

  14. Ethel says:

    Please send me a copy. Thanks a lot

  15. Please send me a free PDF copy.

  16. Neil Henry says:

    Kindly forward a copy of this work by Bounds

  17. Andrew Elliott says:

    Please send me a PDF of EM Bounds on Prayer

  18. Tim Millward says:

    May I please have these books. Thank you.

  19. Hi. Please send me the complete works of E. M. Bounds ( a .MOBI version). Thank you.

  20. Simon Tham says:

    Please send me the Complete Work of EM Bounds on Prayer.

    Thank you very much

  21. sue says:

    Please send me this book.
    With thanks

  22. Andrew Elliott says:

    Please send me all 7 of EM Bounds on prayer

  23. Quinton Timmes says:

    Please send me a copy.

    God Bless


  24. Frikkie says:

    I have at least three of these classics in hardcopies, but will you send me all of them in PDF? Thank you.

  25. Andries says:

    will you send me all of them in PDF? Thank you.

  26. karl says:

    please send me a copy
    thank you

  27. Maurice Espin says:

    Please send me a copy of E.M. Bounds On Prayer
    Many thanks


  28. Please send me all of them!

  29. Sheldon says:

    “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful” Col 4:2. “Be joyful always; pray continually (without ceasing); give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1Thess 5:16-18. After that instruction, who wouldn’t want Bounds’ collection on prayer? Please will you send me all 7. In His abounding grace, Sheldon.

  30. egkerk says:

    Please send me the Weapon of prayer
    Thank you

  31. Allen says:

    I need a copy please

    Thank you

  32. Please send me a copy of Bounds’ works on prayer. (Isn’t there a better way to do this? This method requires a lot of personal intervention.)

    Thank you!

  33. Sean says:

    Please could you send me all of them
    Thank you

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