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Topic: Spiritual Disciplines

Just as physical training makes one fit for athletic achievement, spiritual training increases the believer’s joy, holiness, usefulness, and sense of nearness to God. A regimen of such biblical practices as prayer and fasting enhances the Christian’s spiritual strength and endurance for the kingdom tasks at hand.

Articles
"Dominion over Lions Easier than over Oneself" -- Basil of Caesarea (c. 329 - 379)
"'A man of prayer before becoming a man of words'" -- Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430) public
"The Beauty of Fasting" -- Cyril of Alexandria (c. 378 - 444)
"Greater Zeal for Greater Prizes" -- Cyril of Alexandria (c. 378 - 444)
"Poverty in the Service of the Gospel" -- Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)
"The Discipline of Suffering" -- Jeremy Taylor (1613 - 1667)
"Practicing the Presence of God in Prayer" -- Brother Lawrence (c. 1614 - 1691)
"Christian Duty" -- Richard Baxter (1615 - 1691)
"'Remember to Read over These Resolutions Once a Week'" -- Jonathan Edwards (1703 - 1758)
"Secret Fasting" -- Jonathan Edwards (1703 - 1758)
"Fasting" -- John Witherspoon (1723 - 1794)
"Make Time for Prayer" -- Adoniram Judson (1788 - 1850)
"Beginning the Day with Prayer" -- Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813 - 1843) public
"Putting Prayer First" -- E. M. Bounds (1835 - 1913)
"Prayer Leads to Holiness" -- E. M. Bounds (1835 - 1913)
"No 'Spiritual Gains without Pains'" -- J. C. Ryle (1816 - 1900)
"Steady, Gradual Growth" -- Vance Havner (1901 - 1986)
"The Need for the Discipline of Fasting" -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 - 1945) public
"Paying or Praying?" -- Leonard Ravenhill (1907 - 1994)
"Growing Thought Seeds through Meditation" -- Leonard Ravenhill (1907 - 1994)
"Disciplined Giving" -- Dallas Willard (1935 - 2013)
"The Discipline of Silence" -- Dallas Willard (1935 - 2013)
"No Room for Pride in the Disciplines" -- Dallas Willard (1935 - 2013)
"The Value of Scripture Memorization" -- John Piper (1946 - )
"The Difference Prayer Makes" -- Stanley J. Grenz (1950 - 2005)
"From Worry to Meditation" -- Rick Warren (1954 - )
"The Virtue of Staying Busy" -- Donald Whitney
"The Uniqueness of Christian Meditation" -- Richard Foster