Prayer has ratings and 53 reviews. Cynthia said: O. Hallesby wrote a masterful treatise on prayer. I have a whole ceiling to floor bookshelf devoted. Here is a great list of quotes and sayings from Ole Hallesby. Nor is it our prayer which moves Jesus to come in to us. All He needs is access. He enters in of. In a book geared toward people that struggle in their personal prayer life, the author aims to clear readers’ minds about their need for prayer and strengthen their.

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Jul 31, Becky rated it really liked it. It is often, wrongly, thought that wrestling in prayer means wrestling with God until he yields up what it is that we seek. Still, worth working through.

This book is a classic on the subject and should be read before other secondary sources are approached. If we fail to do this, our prayer life will either die from discouragement and despair or become simply a duty which we feel we must perform. Beyond all that, it will simply hallessby your soul with goodness and love of God.

But if they are to be hallewby any benefit to us, we must, in the first place, be truthful and not begin to practice deception, that is, excuse and defend our slovenly prayer life. It is not our prayer which draws Jesus into our hearts. That would’ve been a shame. How can prayer, being weak, accomplish great things?

Prayer is an invitation for Jesus to sup with you as he already desires to do. We can come into His presence and rest peayer weary souls in quiet contemplation of Him.


Jun 07, Jim Layman rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I thought it was enlightening and profound. I am certainly not, but I have read a few books and preached a bit on the subject.

I learn something new in almost every book, which shows us that prayer is a deep, highly individual topic and one can never claim to fully understand or to perfectly carry out the prayers of a warrior.

But it was also “theologically loose. To pray is nothing more involved than to let Jesus into our needs, and permitting Him to exercise His own power in dealing with them.

Find out how to do so on our page: It’s beautiful, it’s exciting, and most importantly, it’s worshipful. Jesus initiates the relationship, but we must ever open up ourselves to him, and this is no small part of prayer.

Jul 02, Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I have to admit I had never heard of O Hallesby before I read this book, but certainly a name I will remember for the future.

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The author compiles his thoughts into 11 different chapters. Even though Hallesby writes from two centuries ago, his clear, thoughtful insights on prayer are both concise small bookyet exhaustive. It is important, however, to note that it is clear that he is not reformed.

If I were to continue to pray in words, I would have to repeat what I have already said. Though we are not all called hallrsby the ministry of a Pastor or Christian Writer, we are all called by God to share our faith witness with those who are not Christians. I agree ptayer my comment above. Lists with This Book.


There are excellent things by John Owens, Matthew Henry, and many other older writers on prayer. Hallesby deals at some length with our helplessness and faith, arguing that prayer consists largely of two things: Account Options Sign in. Throughout the book, you get a strong sense of a pastoral heart behind the words and advice, which makes it haallesby much easier to heed. He describes his book well as “a presentation of a few simple rules Ole Hallesby was a Lutheran preacher, seminary professor, and a devotional prayef in Norway.

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September 28, in O. First, Hallesby frequently emphasizes hallwsby human helplessness is our greatest friend in prayer. During a razzia in November it was revealed that the already-imprisoned Nazi agents, Gard HoltskogSten Blom Westberg and Hans Johann Krijom, were about to fabricate a document which probably was supposed to tie Hallesby to the Nazis.

Recent Issues December The speech was condemned on the front page of Dagbladet the following day, and criticisms were raised against NRK for hosting Hallesby’s speech.

Within the church, the debate ignited a conflict between liberal and literal interpretations of the Bible.

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I don’t know any book in any language that I can match his masterwork on this greatest of all subjects. As a conservative pietist, he has some theological positions out of sync with confessional Presbyterianism, evident at points where he treats predestination, the extent of the atonement, and like issues. Does God need intercessory prayer?

But I do like it.