Jonathan Edwards, the leading pastor-theologian of the First Great Awakening, teaches us that prayer is an essential ingredient for the revival of believers and the conversion of the lost in expanding the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. He exhorts us to be eager and determined in our prayer lives as we seek God and the increase of his kingdom.

The Puritan theologian, John Owen, teaches believers that there is available to us special help from the Holy Spirit when we pray. This Spirit-energized help makes prayer, which is our duty, also our delight.