Packer on Personal Prayer (…and how it kills sin)

The 2012 Desiring God National Conference is entitled, “Act The Miracle: God’s Work and Ours in the Mystery of Sanctification”.  There are a handful of great videos previewing the topics and speakers for this year’s conference available HERE.

One video I found particularly interesting and helpful is that of J.I. Packer noting the sin-killing power of personal prayer in the life of the believer. In his book, A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life, Packer writes, “The activity by which the Christian directly secures the mortification of his sins is prayer.”  Packer expands on this in the brief video below…

(HT: Desiring God)

More Resources by J.I. Packer


Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs

Knowing God


A Grief Sanctified: Through Sorrow to Eternal Hope

Christian Living

Keep In Step With the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God


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