I just finished reading this good little book. J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) knew that praying is as natural - and as necessary - to spiritual life as breathing is to physical life. If this book was apropos in his day, it is doubly so in ours. This booklet is Bishop Ryle's clarion wake-up call about prayer. It is a potent remedy for spiritual apathy and weak Christianity. I put this in my top 5 books category.
I am a Christian. The third of 10 children and first-born son. I love my family and spending time with them. I hope to raise several of my own children someday. I enjoy hard work. I'm very old fashioned. Farming and being self-sustaining are two interests of mine. I love singing or whistling, spending time in the Word, and learning how to be a true gentleman and godly leader.
Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.
The Bible calls children a blessing and debt a curse, but in our culture we apply for curses and reject blessings.