Andrew Wommack uncovers the traditions and misconceptions in prayer that often bring more suffering than good! In finding out how Jesus taught us to pray, we can bring joy back into our relationship with God.
Many people, who truly love God with all of their heart, find it difficult to pray as they have been taught. And their once-vibrant relationship with the Lord has become stifled, mechanical, and lifeless. What they don’t understand is that prayer is an opportunity to have communion with God – fellowship with the Father. Of course it includes requests because we need help from our Father every day, but it also includes a connection and friendship with God. Readers may find it amazing that God would talk with them just as a friend, but His greatest desire is for His children to know Him in much the same, intimate way as He knows them.
After 30 years of ministry, Andrew Wommack has discovered some important things about prayer including what prayer is and what it is not. Uncover the traditions and misconceptions in prayer and discover true and meaningful communion with God through Jesus’ example of prayer. More importantly, you’ll come to know a new, profound joy and fulfillment in your relationship with God, receiving the answers you need.
For over four decades Andrew Wommack has traveled America and the world teaching the truth of the gospel. His profound revelation of the Word of God is taught with clarity and simplicity, emphasizing God’s unconditional love and the balance between grace and faith. He reaches millions of people through the daily Gospel Truth radio and television programs, broadcast both domestically and internationally. Gospel Truth television broadcast can be seen on INSP, DayStar, The Church Channel, Cornerstone, Guardian, God TV, and over 80 local US channels. Gospel Truth radio broadcast is heard on more than 60 stations nationwide. Andrew Wommack founded Charis Bible College in 1994 and has since established CBC extension colleges in other major cities of America and around the world.
Andrew has produced a library of teaching materials, available in print, audio, and visual formats. And, as it has been from the beginning, his ministry continues to distribute free audio tapes and CD’s to those who cannot afford them. Visit the author’s website at: http://www.awmi.net.
A great book! Prayer.. We all have questions. Are we praying the correct way, are we using our quiet time with God appropriately, are we asking for “favors” instead of being thankful.
There are so many ways to pray and sometimes we don’t know if we are doing it right. This book points out many misconceptions about prayers and is a riveting tutorial on how to pray the right way. To connect with God on a deeper more meaningful level and to understand that sometimes we don’t need a long prayer session as long as we are praying to God with honesty and truth.
“What would be left of most Christians’ prayer lives if all the repenting for sin, asking for things, and intercession were subtracted? 16 Prayer becomes religious when you try to use it for something God never intended. How Long Do You Pray? Hardly anything! Most people’s prayers consist of, “Oh God, I’m so sorry because I’ve failed again. Help me overcome this problem. God, heal this and provide that.” And if they’re really spiritual: “Do this and that for these other people!” That’s about what it amounts to.”
I love this quote from the book…because seriously how many times have we prayed just to repent of our sins. For me, numerous times, without even thinking about it. This book really helped me to remember the reason I pray to God, to be thankful for everything he has given me and to protect my family. This author really connects with those readers that are parents. Sometimes we just can’t devote time to prayer like we should, but that’s OK. We find our ways to make it work around the crazy of raising young kids. The following quote hit home for me, being a parent to 3 kids under the age of 7 is rough sometimes!
“You simply cannot live life in the real world the way many people teach prayer! They talk about waking up two or three hours before anyone else in order to pray. Then they pump you up and send you out full of inspiring stories. If you can do it—great! But if you have kids that keep you up until ten, awaken you two or three times during the night, and then have to rush off to work by 5 a.m., you won’t be able to get up that early to pray; and God doesn’t want you to either! “It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late…for so he giveth his beloved sleep” (Ps. 127:2).”
Overall, a great book that has a very powerful message. I would definitely recommend it! I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review!