True Prayer True Power Another quality eBook from Chapel Library. Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) urges us to look closely at our Saviour’s description of prayer in the text of Mark 11:24 and discern prayer’s essential qualities. We are directed to earnestly desire the definite objects we plead for, believing that we will receive them, and immediately acting in a manner that demonstrates we have received them. Spurgeon next directs the reader to avoid an empty, merely habitual form of prayer, and seek instead to obtain that new life which allows the cultivation and continuance of the true spirit of prayer. Finally, Spurgeon directs the reader to look up and cry out to God for forgiveness for indifference toward this mighty weapon. May we rejoice, for the Master is awake and will give us what we need.