WHAT GOOD IS PRAYER? IF GOD ALREADY KNOWS, WHY PRAY?
There are plenty of good books on prayer. This fresh survey breaks new ground. Are there any magic prayers? What about the prayer of Jabez? What about exorcism? fasting? Should we pray out loud? all night? Should we ask for signs? expect miracles? And why does God not seem to answer?
The author discusses problems that short-circuit our prayers, and shows how God wants to do even more than we ask—often saying no to our smaller prayers so that He can say yes to our larger need.
Prayerlessness, says the author, is our greatest sin. Prayer is not a way to do "insider trading" with God in a sort of wheelin'-an'-dealin' cargo cult religion. It is not a way to persuade the Beneficent One to be beneficent. Prayer is the breath of the soul; it is a lifestyle of seeking the heart of God, who gives us more than we ask for. And when with all our heart we truly seek Him, we will surely find Him.
This primer in the art of contrition will whet your appetite for God and revitalize your prayer life.
Binding: Paper Back Publisher: Review & Herald Publishing Association Printed: 2004 Pages: 135
Table of Contents
1. A Matter of Life and Death 2. Wheelin' and Dealin' Prayer 3. If God Already Knows, Why Pray? 4. Telling It Like It Is 5. I'd Rather Not, But 6. When No Is Really Yes 7. An Ounce of Prevention 8. How to Short-circuit Your Prayers 9. Say, "Pretty Please" 10. Shall We Expect a Miracle? 11. The Devil Made Me Do It 12. Does It Help to Fast? 13. Can Prayer Make You Rich? 14. Strength in Numbers 15. Bite-sized Faith 16. Trust and Obey 17. Prayer as a Lifestyle