The Manual of Intercessory Prayer
THE REV. R. M. BENSON, M.A,
SUPERIOR, SOC. S. JOHN iT, COWIBI 3, JOHN’S, OXOH.
LONDON: J. T. HATES, LYALL PLACE, EATON SQUAKE; & 4, HENRIETTA STREET, COYENT GAEDES, LONDON
SWIFT AND CO, PRINTERS, NEWTON STREET, HIGH HOLBORN, W.C.
This work is divided into various parts. The first part is a study on prayer, and the later parts are sample prayers. I believe Benson is either a Catholic or Anglican priest. At first glance (me being Protestant), I would say that I dislike the idea of “canned prayers” altogether. After reading through some of these prayers though, I began to realize that Benson focuses this work on assembling preciously worded prayers for every occasion. I think the meaningless repetition of prayer is useless and a sin, but I must admit that some of these prayers are nicely worded for public services or for certain occasions when “you just don’t know how to pray for somebody.” See 117 A Prayer for Lunatics for example. Excellent little prayer.
CHAPTER I. Notice of the Association… 7
CHAPTER II. On the Importance of Intercessory Prayer. 18
CHAPTER III. On the Importance of Union in Prayer. 27
CHAPTER IV. Union in Prayer for the Unconverted.. 37
CHAPTER V. Suggestions as to the mode of spending one quarter of an hour daily in Prayer for the Unconverted… 43
CHAPTER VI. On Suitable Devotions… 63
|Date:||February 4, 2015|
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