Two ‘Prayer Tips’ from George Mueller

by  George Mueller

1. Open Bible Before Him, and His Finger Upon That Promise, He would Plead That Promise, and So He Received What He Asked

One of the mightiest men of prayer of the last generation was George Mueller of Bristol, England, who in the last sixty years of his life (he lived to be ninety-two or ninety-three) obtained the English equivalent of $7,200,000.00 (Remember, this was written in 1924) by prayer. But George Mueller never prayed for a thing just because he wanted it, or even just because he felt it was greatly needed for God’s work. When it was laid upon George Mueller’s heart to pray for anything, he would search the Scriptures to find if there was some promise that covered the case. Sometimes he would search the scriptures for days before he presented his petition to God. And then when he found the promise, with his open Bible before him, and his finger upon that promise, he would plead that promise, and so he received what he asked. He always prayed with an open Bible before him. – R. A. Torrey on George Mueller; “The Power of Prayer,” 1924 (P. 81)

2. Mueller’s Discovery Was That After Meditating On Scripture He Was More Able to Experience a Meaningful Prayer time

“Reading without meditation is unfruitful; meditation without reading is hurtful; to meditate and to read without prayer upon both is without blessing.” – William Bridge, Puritan Writer

Christian meditation (thinking deeply on Scripture) is “the missing link between Bible intake and prayer.” If there was a “secret” to George Mueller’s prayer life, it was his discovery of the connection between meditation and prayer. Mueller’s discovery was that after meditating on Scripture he was more able to experience a meaningful prayer time. – Donald S. Whitney, “Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life” (partial quote and partial paraphrase).


  1. Meditating (thinking deeply) about the word of God, believing the promises of God, and submitting our requests to God wrapped in an appropriate promise which was purchased for us by the blood of Jesus; I’m in.

  2. Am new interest,please help me.
    1.which either right hand or left hand should I use to placed on the promise while pleading to God.
    2. Help me know the real secret tips to prayer

  3. This is a profound truth that empowers a man in Prayer and make Prayer enjoyable at all time. The Word of God is what nourishes and makes Prayer effective. The transforming power of Prayer is in the Word of God. We thank God for the life and impact of God’s Prayer General.

  4. I have long all my life to read this details about George muller. This is very educating and is helping to move to my ministry fully.

  5. These two tips are really wonderful. Hope that makes better the way I pray and learn God’s word

  6. I have been reading about Evangelist George Mueller and have been inspired for over a month. I have travel from the US Virgin Islands to Tulsa OK where I am doing ministry and desired to search the web for more on him. I am truly blessed reading about trusting in our Savior and Lord make trust more in my Jesus.

    1. Author

      God bless. Enjoy Tulsa. I lived there for 20 years. Going to Rhema? Rex

  7. I found this site some months ago and have enjoyed going back at different times to read after the different authors, I enjoy primarily the older authors, AB Simpson, and those of that era, thxs for your hard work!

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