Thoughtful Prayers For Serious Believers

Author: Harold L. Bussell
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512739510
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As one who knows the struggles with prayer and even teaches others how to pray, Thoughtful Prayers gives more insight into how to pray than most other methods or how-to books. As much as you can teach others how to pray, they will never know how to pray until they experience praying for themselves. But, reading someone elses prayers are even a greater tool than you know. By reading each of Harold Bussells prayers, you gain insight into a mans daily struggles with God about life, the church and with his own spiritual life. Harold opens up courageously as he pours out his heart and soul to God. This kind of courage gives the reader encouragement that its alright to pray to a sovereign God and ask for guidance for the struggles we face daily. In taking us through The Lords Prayer and breaking it down into 6 weeks of personal prayers, you can see that one mans prayers are struggles we can all relate to. We can adopt these prayers and over time transform them to fit our prayer life. We can be courageous, yet reverent to our Holy God, bold, and yet humble to a loving, gracious God that cares for us. What is interesting to me personally is how these prayers become deeper and deeper as the weeks progress. By day 31 I am humbled by how much I am missing in my prayer life, maybe thinking too much of myself or not bearing my soul as much as Harold Bussell has in his prayers. It really creates in me a wanting to do better even in my prayer life. Not to emulate Harolds but just noticing where I might fall short in not being humble or reverent enough in my prayers. Harolds prayers are truly a guide to help you reflect on where you are in your own personal prayer life with God. And then maybe adopt some of his prayers to move you to a closer friendship with Jesus. Steve Wiersum

Prayers For People Who Say They Can T Pray

Author: Donna Schaper
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426796048
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Almost everyone prays: believers, unbelievers, wanna-be believers and might-have-been believers. It assures us all in our many parts and many moods that everything is going to be okay, despite any evidence to the contrary. When people say “I don’t know how to pray,” what they often mean is “I don’t believe.” Or perhaps they are struggling with disappointment or anger with God and have taken a break from their prayer life. This book is written to remove these obstacles to prayer and to show how honest prayer doesn’t require belief or trust nor does it need constant satisfaction. This book introduces new ways of prayer and thinking about what prayer is--to offer the reader a new experience because sometimes our heart has a wisdom that our head does not. Whether you are someone who believes, hopes to believe, almost believes or simply trusts that offering a prayer means something, this book is for you.

Encounters With A Holy God

Author: Shirley R. Jennings
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1973619334
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No one remains unchanged after theyve been touched by God. Through experiential encounters with our loving God, we gain intimate knowledge of how much he really cares about every detail of our lives. As we seek to know him in a more personal and meaningful way, we discover that he is beside us in every situation, which changes us forever. As humans, we tend to learn more from our failures than from our successes. God uses our failures as well as our successes to help us grow spiritually. We grow and develop spiritually in the same way we grow and develop physicallyboth are processes that occur over time. This is the story of one persons gradual experiential realization that what God says in his Word is true, that it is applicable to our current situations, and that he is intimately involved in every aspect of our lives.

A Praying Life

Author: Paul E. Miller
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1631468812
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Living A Prayerful Life

Author: Andrew Murray
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 1441210385
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Writing to encourage believers, Murray desired that all Christians discover the abundant life in Christ available to those who pray fervently. Identifying prayerlessness as a serious sin of omission, he instructs sincere believers in how to be delivered from this sin and make prayer a priority, resulting in the blessing of renewed fellowship with Christ. Originally titled The Prayer Life, this devotional classic includes examples from the lives of the apostle Paul, George Müller, Hudson Taylor, and more.

Extreme Prayer

Author: Greg Pruett
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414390661
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What do you do when your whole spiritual life falls apart? It is in these heart-hungry moments--when we feel overwhelmed or alone, struggle with unanswered prayers, aren't sure what to do, or are crying out for God's help--that we are surprisingly poised to pray the most effective kinds of prayers possible. Extreme Prayer taps into that longing for connection with God when we need it most by teaching us to pray the kinds of prayers Jesus promised to answer with unlimited power. It's not about how to pray more . . . it's about praying differently, and intentionally tapping into all of Jesus's open-ended promises in a way that achieves maximum Kingdom impact. In Extreme Prayer, Greg Pruett searches the Scriptures to discover the kinds of prayers that God has promised to answer, challenging you to access their power and see His immeasurable glory unleashed in your prayer life.

Pray With Me

Author: Grace Mazza Urbanski
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594715750
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Grace Mazza Urbanski, former director of Children’s Ministry for the Apostleship of Prayer (now the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network), gives parents practical advice on how to help children find opportunities to pray throughout the day in Pray with Me: Seven Simple Ways to Pray with Your Children. Using warmth, humor, and passion, Urbanski draws on personal experience to show how families are brought closer together through deeper contact with God. There are opportunities for children to pray everywhere—when a friend gets hurt on the playground, before a test in the classroom, and even as they hear ambulance sirens while riding in the car with mom or dad—not just at meals and bedtime. In Pray with Me, Urbanski identifies seven ways that parents can help deepen their child's relationship with God by using everyday life as a trigger for prayer. She shows how spontaneous prayer, traditional prayers you know by heart, scripture, song, silence, and reflection help families draw closer to God and each other. Urbanski weaves personal stories with a heartfelt devotion to Christ to teach parents how to help their children learn to respond to life in prayer.

Knocking On Heaven S Door

Author: David Crump
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 080102689X
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Offers a cohesive New Testament theology of petitionary prayer.

The Power Of Praying Boldly

Author: Will Jr. Davis
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441240918
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Will Davis Jr., pastor of Austin Christian Fellowship, calls believers to a more risky and rewarding practice of prayer, teaching readers how to pray with biblical, pinpoint accuracy. In other words, it teaches them prayers that get things done. From audacious prayers for miracles to mundane prayers about lost car keys, Davis takes the reader from a point of weakness to one of boldness. As a result, readers will want to pray more, they will see more results from their prayers, and they will be emboldened to ask God for everything he has promised them.