Irving, David T.
Prayer is an essential element of pastoral calling, yet many ministers struggle to devote consistent time and affection to this sacred means of grace. With the conviction of its importance and awareness of ministerial struggles, David T. Irving motivates his fellow pastors to pray more for their people and their labors. This concise book provides encouragement and exhortation in the duty, difficulty, discipline, and delight of pastoral prayer.
The Duty of Devotion to Prayer
The Difficulty of Devotion to Prayer
The Discipline of Devotion to Prayer
The Delight of Devotion to Prayer
“This book is an aid, exhortation, and encouragement to ministers in their private prayer. And gospel ministers who want to be faithful love to be helped, exhorted, and encouraged in the main things of the Christian life and ministry by other faithful ministers. As Pastor Irving walks us through the subject, addressing the duty, difficulty, discipline, and delight of the minister’s practice of private prayer, he speaks to us as a brother, pastor, and friend. The exposition of his subject is also filled with practical helps and motivating illustrations. In fact, one could build a good many useful lists for private pastoral prayer just by outlining the various sections of the book. If we believe with Luther that ‘prayer, meditation, and temptation [trials]’ make the minister, then this welcome work will aid us and spur us on in the first of that important triad.”
—Ligon Duncan, chancellor, CEO, and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
About the Author
David T. Irving is the pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.