Grace and Peace!

Paul used those three words in the greetings and words similar to them in the closings of his letters. “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” resounds in the opening verses of each of his epistles, except Romans, until he comes to his letters to Timothy, where he adds “mercy” to his repertoire. In a couple of letters, the “our” and “the” are interchanged. In Philemon, he drops the word mercy.

“Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you,” and its variations close each of his letters.


Read “Necessity of Prayer” by E.M. Bounds


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Now, I am But a Sinner

Now, I am but a sinner,

Asking only for mercy

And receiving it and love.


Once, I was a mocker and a scoffer,

And a sinner, bound by guilt and shame.

Nothing that I did flourished.

Nothing that I did mattered.

It was all for me, and it was for naught.

It all withered.

It was all empty.


But, because of the Lord Jesus,

Because of His sacrifice, and

Because of his gift of faith to me,

I no longer scoff at God, Godly beings or Godly things,

Why You Need to Understand the Necessity(ies) of Prayer and Praying

Prayer will change your life.

Necessity of Prayer and the 10 short-read books extracted from it — the Necessities of Prayer Series — will help you understand how prayer accomplishes that feat and will help you to get started on the path to the security and benefits that come with effective, effectual praying.

Necessity of Prayer was written by Edward M. Bounds and first published in the early 1900s. This work, as are other volumes on prayer by the Rev. Bounds, is in the Public Domain.

Prayer and Faith; Prayer and Trust

Prayer and Faith

Prayer is a blessed gift and privilege from our Creator. It allows the faithful to communicate one-on-one with God. In personal, individual, and in corporate prayer, we honor God and we impress our faith to Him. In doing that, God projects to the world.




Prayer and Trust

E.M. Bounds has encouraging suggestions for you on achieving and practicing trust. These are solutions that you can apply in your prayer life today, solutions that will increase your trust in our Savior.

Prayer and Desire; Prayer and Fervency

Prayer and Desire

Bounds shows how spiritual desires develop, how you can nurture them, and how  you should express them in prayer. In those times when we don’t “feel” like praying, Bounds encourages that we take the time simply to ask God for the desire to pray. Thoughts and words engendered from our heart can then begin to form and to flow.


Prayer and Fervency

Our prayer life should be characterized with the warmth, with the excitement, with the intensity and with the energy that accompanies passion, or fervency. In Luke 18, Lord Jesus taught that laxity in prayer must be guarded against, and persistence be fostered and encouraged.

Prayer and Importunity; Prayer and Character & Conduct

Prayer and Importunity

The healings of Christ Jesus demonstrated response to importunate praying. His parables taught us the value and features of urgent, persistent, persevering prayer—the kind of prayer that builds and strengthens faith and spiritual growth.



Prayer and Character & Conduct

Nothing affects character in a better, more positive and fruitful way than prayer. Bounds will show you also how prayer is based on our character and on our conduct. He shows that what and who we are with God sets the meter of our influence with Him.