The Hidden Life of Prayer

December 11, 2010

The Lifeblood of the Christian

Visit the Westminster Bookstore to get your copy of this classic book on committing our lives to prayer!

Publisher's Description: Private or secret prayer is the life-blood of the Christian. The great men and women of God down through the ages have testified to the effectiveness of this in their lives. Some like Martin Luther, have said that they could not survive a busy day without spending 2-3 hours alone with God. Drawing on the experiences of people like Luther, Spurgeon, Muller, Whitefield and Wesley, the author presses the case for a greater commitment to prayer. His advice may not only transform your life, it could be a catalyst towards a change in the world around you.

128 Pages
Published November 2010

About the Author: David McIntyre (1859 – 1938) was a Scottish preacher and Principal of the Bible Training Institute in Glasgow from 1913 to 1938.


"God brings books at their appointed times. The Hidden Life of Prayer arrived late but well-timed. This little jewel-strewn tapestry has done for me at 64 what Bounds' Power Through Prayer did at 34. I could be ashamed that I need inspiration for the highest privilege. But I choose to be thankful."
- John Piper, Senior Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

""I have read The Hidden Life of Prayer again and again since Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia first gave it to me when I visited there as a prospective student forty years ago. Every time I read this book, the Lord uses it to deepen my prayer life and encourage my faith. I strongly recommend it!"
- Wayne Grudem (M. Div. '73), Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

"It was in 1971 I first read this book I was shown a copy in Al Martin's home and he told me how he used it, which plan I took up enthusiastically and have used ever since. I have read it through aloud during a week of morning meetings with various assistants and with deacons before they have started work... Every time I read it I discover something fresh, convicting and helpful. The book does not make you afraid of prayer. It has a fragrance of Disruption times and the Awakening in the middle of the 19th century, in fact the author was born in that great year of 1859. He later married the daughter of Andrew Bonar and that warm piety and close walk with God characterizes this, McIntyre's best book.

- Geoff Thomas (M.Div. '64), Alfred Place Baptist Church (Independent), Aberystwyth, Wales

Go to Westminster's Bookstore to order your copy.