How To Pray


by R. A. Torrey

“Ye shall ask what ye will, and it will be done unto you”:

The world-renowned classic which has already shown millions that God’s answers come to those who know how to ask.


Most of us know we OUGHT to pray, but many seem uncertain as to HOW, WHEN, and WHERE to pray. This book is the classic
Christian answer to these vital questions.

Believing that many prayers are not answered because they are not intelligently offered, Dr. Torrey examines the MOODS, the  METHODS and the MEANINGS of prayer. He considers all the problems and questioning of the sincere seeker, and in answer to them offers an outline for effective praying that is as positive as it is beautiful and inspirational.

The gentle art of prayer, within these pages, is put within the reach of the least of us. To read it is a mountain-top experience of communion with a loving, ANSWERING God.

“YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK NOT”... ...and Dr. Torrey goes on to give reasons why men should pray—and what prayer can do:

“Prayer is God’s appointed way for obtaining things, and the great secret of all lack in our experience, in our life and in our work is neglect of prayer.”

“All the mighty men of God outside the Bible have been men of prayer. They have differed from one another in many things, but in this they have been alike.”

“Prayer, in every care and anxiety and need of life, with thanksgiving, is the means God has appointed for out obtaining freedom from all anxiety, and the peace of God which passeth all understanding.”

Men should pray—as Christ Himself prayed—and this little masterpiece of inspiration and faith tells you why, how; it is a faithful guide to the richest fulfillment of the Christian life.