New York Times best-selling author of Wild at Heart John Eldredge offers readers a step-by-step guide to effective Christian prayer.
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.
Moving Mountains is also available in Spanish, Mueve montañas. To dive deeper into the Moving Mountains message, the Moving Mountains study guide and video study are available now.
Eldredge (Wild at Heart) dives deep into scripture, pop culture, and his own personal life to appeal for practiced, relentless prayer in order to open up the doors to God's grace. With an emphasis on keeping a patient heart, he instructs readers in prayers he tailors to finding and breaking down barriers that obstruct believers from embracing the mysteries of life. "Effective prayer is often like felling of a great tree," he writes: "it takes repeated blows." The image of Elijah of Tishbite on a mountaintop, praying over and over for rain, serves as Eldredge's starting point. From there he branches out to incorporate lessons garnered from an array of sources, including George MacDonald, Oswald Chambers, and C.S. Lewis. Eldredge spends the most space leading readers through scripture, but he also devotes many pages to writing out lengthy petitions to God, an approach that lends patience and perseverance to his teachings. This step-by-step guide of targeted prayer leads readers onto the path of a quiet but persistent relationship with God.