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How to Pray When You Don’t Know What to Say
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How to Pray When You Don’t Know What to Say


Regal, Gospel Light 2006

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


Perhaps you’ve gotten pretty good at asking, thanking, and seeking forgiveness when you pray. Or maybe you haven’t. Did you know there are dozens of other biblical models for prayer? For example, praying without words, praying with a partner, meditating, and intercessory prayer. And what about nagging questions: Is there a right way to pray? Is God always listening?

This is a breakthrough book for students, parents, pastors, new believers, long-time prayer warriors, or anyone who may be in a prayer rut or drought. There’s no guilt trip here. This book will take you on a journey of discovery that will blow the doors off of your prayer life. And the rest of your life will never be the same. Never be distracted or frustrated with your quiet time again. And don’t miss the chapters on praying in times of doubt, prayers for healing, and warfare prayer.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Save more when you purchase this book as part of the Elmer L. Towns Collection.

Key Features

  • Provides a detailed perspective on prayer
  • Sheds light on multiple biblical models for prayer
  • Presents a breakthrough book for students, parents, pastors, and long-time prayer warriors


  • Beginning Prayer
  • Our Model for Prayer
  • Intimacy with God
  • Asking and Receiving
  • Repentance and Deliverance
  • Praise and Worship
  • Establishing a Time and Location for Prayer
  • Posture in Prayer
  • Praying with Others
  • When We Don’t Receive
  • When We Feel Abandoned
  • When We Are Desperate
  • When We Need to Prevail
  • When We See Injustice
  • When We Recognize the Sins of Others
  • When We Need Healing
  • When We Are in Despair
  • When We Engage in Spiritual Warfare
  • Praying Continually
  • Meditation in Prayer
  • Being Silent Before God and Resting in Prayer
  • Vowing in Prayer
  • Hypocritical Prayers
  • Reciting Written Prayers
  • Praying in the Spirit
  • Prayers of Crucifixion
  • The Transforming Power of Prayer

Praise for the Print Edition

I’ve read almost every book written on prayer and I think that Elmer Towns’ new book, How to Pray, is absolutely the best that’s been written in the past 50 years since I’ve gone into ministry.

—Jerry Falwell, senior pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church

Dr. Towns’ refreshing appeal, his conversational approach, his unfolding of simple truths, and his exploring of profound mysteries all make How to Pray an easy-to-understand, yet challenging read. The Lord will use this book to help answer the modern disciples’ cry, ‘Teach us to pray!’

—Rev. Sylvia R. Evans, founder and director, Creative Word Ministries

Read this book not to learn the different techniques to pray, but to develop a passion to pray—and then pray.

Dr. Yonggi Cho, pastor, Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul, Korea

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About Elmer L. Towns

Elmer L. Towns is the vice president of Liberty University and dean at Liberty Theological Seminary, which he cofounded in 1971. He has taught the Pastor’s Bible Class at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, for 27 years. Elmer is a Gold Medallion Award-winning author of several books.

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