Does Prayer Change Things?

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781567691788

Category: Religion

Page: 88

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Does prayer make any difference? Does it really change anything? Yes, says Dr. R. C. Sproul in this Crucial Questions booklet. Though we cannot hope that our prayers will change God's mind, prevailing upon Him to act against His will, we can be sure that prayer does change things including our own hearts. Plus, it is one of the chief means by which God carries out His will in the world. For these reasons, Dr. Sproul argues, prayer has a vital place in the life of the Christian. In short chapters packed with practical wisdom, he unveils the purpose, the pattern, the practice, the prohibitions, and the power of prayer, calling Christians to come before God's presence with joy and hope.

Prayer Changes Things

Taking Your Life to the Next Prayer Level

Author: N.A

Publisher: Destiny Image Pub

ISBN: 9780768402995

Category: Religion

Page: 189

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Movin' on up! Do you approach prayer with the same attitude and same requests--now you can flow into a new realm. Prayer Changes Things shows you how to pray the Jesus way--responding to His Father with "yes" as a matter of habit. You, too, can learn to trust Him with that same response in your everyday life. Prayer Changes Things includes excerpts from the following books and authors: Let Your Yes be Yes by Don Nori Spirit-Empowered Prayer Storm by James Goll Mystics, Mystical Experiences, and Contemplative Prayer by Beni Johnson Healing and Interventional Answers by Elmer L. Towns Prayer That Takes Hold of the Impossible! by Morris Cerullo The Power Source by Suzette T. Caldwell Praying in Another Dimension by Sue Curran The Life-Changing Benefits of Fasting by Mahesh Chavda Prayer Can Be Powerful (or Otherwise) by C. Peter Wagner You can pray with great power and authority--starting today!

Seven Prayers That Will Change Your Life Forever

Author: Stormie Omartian

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400317517

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Seven prayers that offer the life-changing power to move life from ordinary to amazing. Stormie Omartian is well known for her powerful books on prayer. These seven life-changing prayers guide readers to find renewal and transformation into their spiritual lives. Prayer topics include: Confession, Salvation, Release, Submission, Praise, Promise, and Blessing. The brand new design appeals to a new and younger audience, spreading the power of prayer beyond borders never reached before.

The Prayer of Jabez

Breaking Through to the Blessed Life

Author: Bruce Wilkinson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307563235

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Simple Prayer, Dramatic Life-Change It’s a timeless prayer that produces timely results! Bruce Wilkinson takes readers to 1 Chronicles 4:10 to discover how they can release God’s miraculous power and experience the blessings God longs to give each of us. The life of Jabez, one of the Bible’s most overlooked heroes of the faith, bursts from unbroken pages of genealogies in an audacious, fourpart prayer that brings him an extraordinary measure of divine favor, anointing, and protection. Readers who commit to offering the same prayer on a regular basis will find themselves extravagantly blessed by God, and agents of His miraculous power, in everyday life. Do you want to be extravagantly blessed by God? Are you ready to reach for the extraordinary? To ask God for the abundant blessings He longs to give you? Join Bruce Wilkinson to discover how the remarkable prayer of a little-known Bible hero can release God’s favor, power, and protection. You’ll see how one daily prayer can help you leave the past behind—and break through to the life you were meant to live. Story Behind the Book When The Prayer of Jabez first released in 2000 and sold nine million copies in two years, Bruce Wilkinson’s mailbox was flooded with countless personal stories of answered prayer. God’s mighty hand was using the prayer to change lives in both small and dramatic ways. Such undeniable testimonies make it impossible to ignore God’s presence, active and alive today! This repack meets the demand that continues to ask for the original bestseller—now with a stunning new look! From the Hardcover edition.

Desiring God

Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 1601423098

Category: Religion

Page: 411

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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

NIrV, The Kid's Devotional Bible, eBook

Over 300 Devotions

Author: Zonderkidz,

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310726557

Category: Bibles

Page: 1664

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Get into God’s Word every day! A year’s worth of devotions written for kids ages 6-10 Completely updated with a new fun design New features that encourages Bible study A Bible kids can read themselves New International Reader’s Version, The NIV for kids!™ Help your children develop a good habit they’ll want to keep. With all new eye-catching illustrations and design, The Kids’ Devotional Bible makes Bible reading fun! Updated and expanded features include: Short weekday devotions that help young readers apply Bible lessons for a full year 52 weekend devotions that teach kids about God’s creation through fun activities like visiting the zoo and gazing at the stars New “Got It” feature that encourages kids to find answers to Bible trivia themselves Book introductions that give helpful information about each book of the Bible A dictionary to look up words they want to know more about The complete NIrV text, which uses shorter sentences and easier words. Kids can read this Bible on their own! Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding your souls.

Prayer

Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

Author: Timothy Keller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698161408

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller explores the power of prayer. Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act. With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader. Dr. Keller’s previous books have sold more than one million copies. His Redeemer Presbyterian Church is not only a major presence in his home base of New York, it has also helped to launch more than two hundred fifty other churches in forty-eight cities around the world. His teachings have already helped millions, the majority of whom pray regularly. And with Prayer, he’ll show them how to find a deeper connection with God. From the Hardcover edition.

Moving Mountains

Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority

Author: John Eldredge

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718037669

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Why Some Prayers Work, Why Some Don’t, and How You and God Can Change Things for Good How would it feel to enter into prayer with confidence and assurance—certain that God heard you and that your prayers would make a difference? It would likely feel amazing and unfamiliar. That’s because often our prayers seem to be met with silence or don’t appear to change anything. Either response can lead to disappointment or even despair in the face of our ongoing battles and unmet longings—especially when we don’t know if we’re doing something wrong or if some prayers just don’t work. New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge confronts these issues directly in Moving Mountains by offering a hopeful approach to prayer that is effective, relational, and rarely experienced by most Christians. In a world filled with danger, adventure, and wonder, we have at our disposal prayers that can transform the events and issues that matter most to us and to God. Moving Mountains shows you how to experience the power of daily prayer, learn the major types of prayers—including those of intervention, consecration, warfare, and healing—and to discover the intimacy of the cry of the heart prayer, listening prayer, and praying Scripture. Things can be different, and you personally have a role to play with God in bringing about that change through prayer. It may sound too good to be true, but this is your invitation to engage in the kind of prayers that can move God's heart as well as the mountains before you.

Intended for Good

The Providence of God

Author: Melvin Tinker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625649355

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The Puritans used to say that "providence is the last refuge of the saints." Melvin Tinker's personal experience and work as a pastor have led him to believe that the doctrine of God's providence should be amongst the first refuges for the Christian seeking strength and comfort. From the early church right through into the nineteenth century, belief in providence was part of the staple diet of professing Christians. For various reasons, the doctrine was eclipsed in the nineteenth century, and yet it still lies on the edges of much Christian thought and practice today. However, rightly understood, the providence of God shines as a glorious jewel in the crown of the Christian faith. Melvin Tinker's exposition of the wonderful facets of that jewel is both pastoral and practical.

Why Bother Praying?

Author: Richard Leonard, SJ

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1587682273

Category: RELIGION

Page: 160

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Written by the best selling author of Where the Hell Is God?, this accessible volume is for everyone who wonders how to pray, everyone who wonders what happens when you pray, and everyone who wonders if God hears our prayers.

All Things Are Possible Through Prayer

The Faith-Filled Guidebook That Can Change Your Life

Author: Charles L. Allen

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800758994

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The best-selling author of God's Psychiatry presents the 45th anniversary edition of his practical, comforting guide to effective prayer.

The 15-Minute Prayer Solution

How One Percent of Your Day Can Transform Your Life

Author: Gary Jansen

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 0829444084

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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What might happen if you gave just ONE PERCENT of your day to God? I don’t have time to pray. I don’t know how to pray. I don’t know what to pray for. Perhaps you identify with one or all of these statements; most people do. But with Gary Jansen’s The 15-Minute Prayer Solution, anyone can learn to turn those “I don’t” statements into “I do” declarations— and be transformed in the process. Drawing on spiritual practices from the Christian tradition throughout the centuries, Jansen offers numerous and wide-ranging prayer exercises that can be completed in less than fifteen minutes. The Jesus Prayer, lectio divina, the Examen, imaginative prayer, and many more ways to joyfully encounter the Living God are explained. Deeply personal stories, thought provoking modern-day parables, and even humorous anecdotes bring spiritual ideas down to earth, revealing the practical side of prayer. And, as Jansen himself discovered, if you’re willing to take just fifteen minutes a day to pray, you may soon find that the entirety of your life has become a prayer, a relentless desire to place God at the center of everything. Now in paperback: Gary Jansen's bestselling Exercising Your Soul retitled, repackaged and revised!

Prayers That Changed History

From Christopher Columbus to Helen Keller, How God Used 25 People to Change the World

Author: Tricia Goyer

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310748712

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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One prayer can change everything. Martin Luther. Sojourner Truth. Helen Keller. St. Patrick. We read their stories, and of other people like them, in history books, and hear about the amazing things they did to change the world. But one part of the story is often left out: Each one of them wouldn’t have accomplished what they did without prayer. In this book from bestselling author Tricia Goyer, the stories of twenty-five notable people are presented along with the major prayer that changed their lives, and changed history. Following each historical example is a biblical story that ties to that person’s life and actions, as well as ways you can use the power of prayer in your life as well. Because God isn’t done changing the world yet, and he would love to use you to make history. Includes images of each historical figure.

Holy Desperation

Praying as If Your Life Depends on It

Author: Heather King

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 0829445153

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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When life has driven you to your knees, the only thing that works is prayer. Desperation has many faces: the addict who has hit bottom; the laid-off worker struggling to make the next house payment; the person who seems to have it all together but is wracked with fear, guilt, anger, or shame. We know we need help, but we are afraid to let anyone—especially God—see how broken we truly are. In Holy Desperation, Heather King demonstrates that, when we’re desperate, it’s precisely the right time to cry out to God. King, a survivor of addiction and other forms of desperation, begins with the basics of how to pray when you’re uncertain that God exists or when you feel that you’re beyond God’s reach. She challenges the assumptions that only the saintly can pray and that prayer ought to be tidy and nice. She reveals how prayer leads us beyond ourselves and into a life of purpose, lived for the good of others. Ultimately, Holy Desperation is an invitation to engage in bold, come-exactly-as-you-are prayer, offering a way forward, upward, and outward for anyone desperate enough to cry out for God’s help and presence. You are not alone.

Gaining By Losing

Why the Future Belongs to Churches that Send

Author: J.D. Greear

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310515254

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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People are leaving the church J.D. Greear pastors. Big givers. Key volunteers. Some of his best leaders and friends. And that’s exactly how he wants it to be. When Jesus gave his disciples the Great Commission, he revealed that the key for reaching the world with the gospel is found in sending, not gathering. Though many churches focus time and energy on attracting people and counting numbers, the real mission of the church isn’t how many people you can gather. It’s about training up disciples and then sending them out. The true measure of success for a church should be its sending capacity, not its seating capacity. But there is a cost to this. To see ministry multiply, we must release the seeds God has placed in our hands. And to do that, we must ask ourselves whether we are concerned more with building our kingdom or God’s. In Gaining By Losing, J.D. Greear unpacks ten plumb lines that you can use to reorient your church’s priorities around God’s mission to reach a lost world. The good news is that you don’t need to choose between gathering or sending. Effective churches can, and must, do both.

Prayers That Move Mountains

Author: John Eckhardt

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1616386525

Category: Religion

Page: 117

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Eckhardt takes your prayer life to a whole new level, and shows you want to pray when you need God's attention. These prayers guarantee that you will have God's ear and get victory over stubborn demons and strongholds in your life.

Petitionary Prayer

A Philosophical Investigation

Author: Scott A. Davison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191075183

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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This volume explores the philosophical issues involved in the idea of petitionary prayer, where this is conceived as an activity designed to influence the action of the all-knowing, all-powerful, perfectly good God of traditional theism. Theists have always recognized various logical and moral limits to divine action in the world, but do these limits leave any space among God's reasons for petitionary prayer to make a difference? Petitionary Prayer: A Philosophical Investigation develops a new account of the conditions required for a petitionary prayer to be answered by employing the notion of contrastive explanation. With careful attention to recent developments in metaphysics, epistemology, and value theory, Scott A. Davison surveys the contemporary literature on this question. He considers questions about human freedom and responsibility in relation to different views of divine providence, along with the puzzles inherent in Christian teachings concerning petitionary prayer. Davison develops new challenges to the coherence of the idea of answered petitionary prayer based upon the nature of divine freedom, the limits of human knowledge, and the nature of those good things that require a recipient's permission before they can be given. He proposes new defences, building upon careful analysis of the shortcomings of previous proposals and clarifying the issues for future debate.

Alone With God

Rediscovering the Power and Passion of Prayer

Author: John MacArthur, Jr.

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434766713

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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For over 30 years trusted pastor and teacher John MacArthur, Jr. has delivered practical, Biblical insights for helping Christians grow in their own journey of faith. Now David C Cook is offering the very best of John MacArthur Jr.'s Christian living titles in a repackaged and revised format. Based on the timeless originals, these new editions feature a fresh look and study guides for both personal and group reflection, all centered on topics and issues that matter most to believers. We all know that spending time with God is essential to an intimate, growing relationship with Him. Yet many of us struggle to make prayer a consistent, dedicated part of our daily lives. Alone with God offers powerful encouragement for anyone longing for a deeper, richer time of prayer. Here John MacArthur turns to the perfect mentor on prayer, Jesus Christ, as he explores the profound insights found in the Lord's Prayer.

The Prayer of the Lord

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing

ISBN: 9781567699944

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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The Bible teaches us to pray without ceasing, but many Christians struggle with prayer. Is there a right way to pray? How should we address a holy God? Does prayer really change things? Even Jesus' disciples understood there was something lacking in their prayer life after they observed Jesus in prayer. When Jesus taught His disciples to pray, He gave them a model of prayer as an example to follow in communing with God. In The Prayer of the Lord, Dr. R.C. Sproul helps us understand how to pray according to the pattern Jesus set for us. Each chapter focuses on a single line of the Lord's Prayer, shedding light on God's holiness and our need to humbly depend on Him. Dr. Sproul reminds us that as adopted children of God, we have an unspeakable privilege in prayer--to call upon our heavenly Father.