Booknote: “Devote Yourself to Prayer” by David T. Irving



I am grateful to serve with a ministerial staff that is expected to pray – and does pray with and for the church.
Yesterday each of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson’s ministers received Dr. David Irving’s Devote Yourself to Prayer.  “Brother pastors,” he writes, “it is your duty to be devoted to prayer for your people. To put it bluntly, it is your job to pray.”
This outstanding booklet demonstrates from Acts 6:1-7 the principal role of prayer in the apostles’ work. It summons pastors to reflect on the duty, difficulty, discipline, and delight of prayer. His reflections are full of sound Bible teaching, quotations from praying pastors, and practical advice for those who are serious about dedicating themselves to prayer.
Dr. Irving is pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson.
Many thanks to Reformation Heritage Books for publishing this fine work.

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