Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Battle Plan for Prayer
There isn't one person whom I doubt hasn't heard of a story in which prayer changed the outcome of something that was being prayed for. A miracle for someone who was dying and now was going to live, the disaster that was averted by the faithfulness of a mother's prayer, the finances that came through from an unexpected source just at the right moment, or perhaps a marriage saved just when the divorce papers were about to be filed. On the heels of the movie, War Room from Stephen and Alex Kendrick, which focuses on the very powerful issue of prayer, The Battle Plan for Prayer, is the paperback companion. It helps readers focus on basic training for prayer, especially in light of how so many people are just not praying because they believe it doesn't work, or it requires a special place to do it, or the right words to say.
This takes things from basic training and moves it to targeted strategies for such things as our families, marriages, spouses, children, praying for the lost, for authorities and even for such things as revival in the churches and in the labors of the harvesters. It teaches you where we often make the mistakes and fallacies when it comes to prayer and how to make it much like that of Miss Clara Williams, a force to be reckoned with in the movie, War Room. We would all hope that some day our prayers would be as powerful, as bold, as confident and as effective as the ones witnessed in the movie.
This book teaches some amazing things like having a target prayer list, to pray for your top three areas in our life, three areas that would take a miracle from God to answer, and even some future goal setting that would benefit with the additional blessing from God to understand His will for our lives instead of struggling against our own will. How to make sure we line up with what the Bible teaches about prayer, that it is our most powerful weapon as believers in Jesus, and one we fail to use as a first response instead of a last resort. Prayer is our armored tank and our major assault weapon in battle. We learn how men and women in the Bible applied these principles to see mighty things happen in their life. Prayer can do anything. It can reach out and address any issue that anyone is facing anywhere on the earth. It can be silently engaged without the enemy ever hearing the life changing conversation going on in our heads and hearts with our Commander in Chief, Jesus Christ.
This is not just a harmless little church ritual we're talking about. Nor a pitiful beggar asking for a handout he's almost sure he won't receive. There's raw power here. There's access to God Almighty. There's a certainty of His sovereignty. There's boldness that no amount of enemy resistance can steal from us unless we give it away. And that only happens when we don't pray. I received The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen and Alex Kendrick compliments of Icon Media Group and B and H Publishers for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review, aside from a free copy of this book, and the opinions contained here are strictly my own honest personal ones. For me, this book has dramatically changed the way I approach prayer, from a half- hearted request for what I need, to understand the power of coming before the very throne room of our Creator and God. I easily give this one a 5 out of 5 stars and have ordered this for the people in my prayer group so we can be as effective in prayer as God has designed prayer to be.
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