Dr. John R. Rice was widely known as a man of prayer—not just a man who spent time in prayer, but one who was heard and answered by God. In this, he was like the heroes of the Faith of which we read in the Bible. From before the days of Elijah on through the days of the early church, prayer has always been God's means of pouring out His greatest blessings on His servants.
Dr. Rice's burden was that all of God's people learn the secrets of prayer and receive the blessings that it brings. His book Prayer—Asking and Receiving serves as a manual to instruct us in this matter.
He begins by defining just what biblical prayer is, tells us what the proper objects of prayer are, and then describes just how to pray. We are encouraged to discover how vast the potential of prayer is and also warned of the things that will keep prayer from being effective in obtaining the answer from God. In our day, God is seeking men who will stand in the gap to avert His judgment. Men of prayer are just the kind of men needed for this task. Any child of God can use the access to God we have through Jesus and come boldly to His throne for help. Dr. Rice will lead you in the right way to engage in this blessed ministry of prayer.