“With Christ in the School of Prayer” Free audio book

With Christ in the School of Prayer”

By: Andrew Murray (1828-1917)

It is under a deep impression that the place and power of prayer in the Christian life is too little understood, that this book has been written. I feel sure that as long as we look on prayer chiefly as the means of maintaining our own Christian life, we shall not know fully what it is meant to be. But when we learn to regard it as the highest part of the work entrusted to us, the root and strength of all other work, we shall see that there is nothing that we so need to study and practise as the art of praying aright. … the Father waits to hear every prayer of faith, to give us whatsoever we will, and whatsoever we ask in Jesus' name. (Andrew Murray, quoted from the Preface of this book)

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With Christ in the School of Prayer

Thoughts on our Training for the Ministry of Intersession

—With Christ in the School of Prayer

Andrew Murray (May 9, 1828 – January 18, 1917) was a South African writer, teacher, and Christian pastor. Murray considered missions to be "the chief end of the church."

Early life and education

Andrew Murray was the second child of Andrew Murray Sr. (1794–1866), a Dutch Reformed Church missionary sent from Scotland to South Africa. Andrew Murray was born in Graaff Reinet, South Africa. His mother, Maria Susanna Stegmann, was of French Huguenot and German Lutheran descent.[1]

Andrew was sent to Aberdeen in Scotland for his initial education together with his elder brother, John. Both remained there until they obtained their master's degrees in 1845. From there, they both went to the University of Utrecht where they studied theology. The two brothers became members of Het Réveil, a religious revival movement opposed to the rationalism which was in vogue in the Netherlands at that time. Both brothers were ordained by the Hague Committee of the Dutch Reformed Church on May 9, 1848 and returned to the Cape.

Murray married Emma Rutherford in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 2, 1856. They had eight children together (four boys and four girls).

Religious work in South Africa

Andrew pastored churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town and Wellington, all in South Africa. He was a champion of the South African Revival of 1860.

In 1889, he was one of the founders of the South African General Mission (SAGM), along with Martha Osborn and Spencer Walton. After Martha Osborn married George Howe, they formed the South East Africa General Mission (SEAGM) in 1891. SAGM and SEAGM merged in 1894. Because its ministry had spread into other African countries, the mission's name was changed to Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF) in 1965. AEF joined with SIM in 1998 and continues to this day.

He died on January 18, 1917, four months before his eighty-ninth birthday. Over the years he has influenced many, including Jessie Penn-Lewis, a key figure in the 1904-1905 Welsh Revival.


Murray authored over 240 books, including:

Abide in Christ 

Absolute Surrender 

Be Perfect 

Divine Healing 

God's Will: Our Dwelling Place 

How to Raise Your Children for Christ 

Humility: The Journey Toward Holiness  

Let Us Draw Nigh 

Like Christ 


The Deeper Christian Life 

The Lord's Table 

The Master's Indwelling 

The Holiest of All: An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews 

The Power of the Blood of Christ 

The Prayer Life 

The Spirit of Christ 

The True Vine 

The Two Covenants 

Thy Will Be Done 

Waiting on God 

With Christ in the School of Obedience 

With Christ in the School of Prayer 

Working for God! 

Humility & Absolute Surrender 

External links

Wikisource has original works written by or about: Andrew Murray

Works by Andrew Murray at Project Gutenberg 

Works by Andrew Murray at CCEL 

Works by Andrew Murray at Librivox (Audiobooks) 

World Invisible Online Library Includes many Murray books 

Short Bio from The Healing and Revival Press 

Short Bio from the Wellington Museum 

Andrew Murray Centre in Wellington, South Africa 

Andrew Murray Bible School in South Africa  References

1. ^  "Murray, Andrew". Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa. 7. Nasou Limited. 1971. pp. 653. ISBN 978-0-625-00324-2.

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