Prayer has ratings and 53 reviews. Cynthia said: O. Hallesby wrote a masterful treatise on prayer. I have a whole ceiling to floor bookshelf devoted. Here is a great list of quotes and sayings from Ole Hallesby. Nor is it our prayer which moves Jesus to come in to us. All He needs is access. He enters in of. In a book geared toward people that struggle in their personal prayer life, the author aims to clear readers’ minds about their need for prayer and strengthen their.

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Account Options Sign in. April 3, prauer O. But we do not enter upon that labor in prayer which is the essential preparation for every revival Prayer, I appreciated that this was so accessible and applicable.

As far as the problems of prayer are concerned, Hallesby lists five, including: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Hallesby is very helpful and encouraging in calling the reader to persevere in prayer. This book is rightly a classic among books on prayer. And that requires no strength. Chapter 3 is about this holy work and calling: And does God answer the prayers of the unconverted?

Book Review: “Prayer” by O. Hallesby (The Prayer Foundation)

P rayer Book Review. Welcome to Christian Quotes! Don’t come with the expectation of getting a full theology of prayer, but rather come with the hope that you can find a few practical ways to improve your prayer life at the cost of a trade paperback and about pages of reading. A book that finally frees me to pray helplessly. Prayer is one of those subjects that it is just so hard to write about because so often it just seems so nebulous and mystical of a subject it is hard to put anything into words that is actually worth reading.

Ina radio speech by Hallesby caused a major debate in Norway on the existence of hell. Then we can wait for the Lord. In the speech, Hallesby spoke to the non-religious that if you fell dead to the floor this moment, you fall at the same time into helland how can you who is unconverted lie down calmly to sleep at night, you who don’t know if you’ll wake up in your bed or in hell?


This is an excellent and convicting book on utilizing prayer properly. Hallesby uses a great illustration with mining, boring and dynamite: I heard of the book briefly on an episode of Christ the Center this summer, and then they devoted an entire episode to it later — I was halfway through the book when that second episode was posted, thankfully, they didn’t say anything that spoiled the ending.

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It’s not a perfect book by any means — most of my problems have to do with the fact that I’m not a Lutheran, nor a Pietist. Ole Kristian Hallesby 5 August — 22 November was a conservative, Norwegian Lutheran theologian, author and educator. As far as I can see, prayer has been ordained only for the helpless. It calls from your heart to the heart of God with greater effect than all your uttered pleas. A good devotional classic on prayer, if a bit scattered for my tastes.

He ends up with some odd categories for how God is at work in history, and what he is and isn’t in control of. God both initiates prayer and is its answer. How can prayer, being weak, accomplish great things? In many ways it was a fine book on prayer, but I’m sure I would have enjoyed it more fifty years ago than I did this month.

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The bishop of Hamar Kristian Schjelderup was the main spokesperson for the liberal side who argued that the damnation of hell was incompatible with a religion of love. Prayer is both the greatest privilege and the hardest work. He who gave us the privilege of prayer knows us very well. Oddly, it doesn’t touch on the Lord’s Prayer or the Psalms haplesby instructive of prayer, but this book was never intended to be exhaustive.


Accessible and down to earth this book on prayer makes a strong point that our prayer life comes out of a recognition of how helpless we are without Hhallesby. The title is rather simple and therefore gives little clue as to what’s waiting inside, so I feel it’s going to be missed by many.

My suggestion yielded something I did not expect: Hallesby focuses on prayer as ‘opening our hearts to Jesus. I deeply regret having ignored this book for decades. Hallesby wrote a masterful treatise on prayer.

Have you received Christ as your Lord and Saviour? A series of study questions for each chapter, under the rubric of Review, Examine, Apply, Compare, and Think have been added in more recent editions of the book.

I highly recommend it to all Christians. To know in that way is a prerequisite of all true prayer. Ole Hallesby has the answer: He enters in of His own accord, because He desires to come in.

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No one else, therefore, will be able to do it except those who are willing to sacrifice the time to do it. I sought to encourage her that, though home-bound, she could still play an important role in the life of the church by study and prayer. Ole Hallesby was a Lutheran preacher, seminary professor, and a devotional writer in Norway.