Modern believers have long been encouraged by frequent reminders and testimonies that prayer works. But has modern Christianity largely forgotten the work of praying? Have we lost an awareness of our responsibility to “stand in the gap” and the Lord’s sobering commands regarding prayer? Dr. Hiebert discusses frankly the costly consequences of such ignorance and neglect and presents powerful inducements to bring us back to the essential exercise, fruitful ministry, and striking simplicity of intercessory prayer.
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“When once we apprehend that the initiative lies with God, we recognize that prayer is not forcing ourselves into the presence of God but rather accepting His gracious invitation.” (Page 4)
“In approaching God, we need to remember that He is in heaven, holy and omnipotent, while we are but finite creatures of the dust.” (Page 38)
“A major reason for the lack of intercessory prayer is the prevailing lack of a compelling realization of the lostness of the unsaved.” (Page 28)
“Paul believed that the faithful prayers of the Church would make a definite difference in national affairs.” (Page 41)
“4. ‘Giving of thanks.’ This word indicates the spirit in which our prayers are to be offered.” (Page 38)
D. Edmond Hiebert (1910–1995) was a noted author, teacher, and Bible commentator. He received his AB in history from John Fletcher College and his ThM and ThD from Southern Baptist Seminary. Before and during his seminary training he served as a pastor; following his graduation from seminary he served as professor of New Testament at Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas. In 1955 he became professor of Greek and New Testament at the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in Fresno, CA. He authored 17 books—the majority of them focusing on New Testament books and topics. He has also contributed articles to various periodicals including The Christian Leader, The Defender, The Journal of Church & Society, Bibliotheca Sacra, and Direction.