Prayer transforms lives every day.
But for those who pray, how many
truly understand its power? In her
straightforward and profound style
beloved by millions worldwide,
Joyce Meyer reveals the incredible
force that comes through the simple
act of prayer. By explaining the
keys to unanswered prayers, the
hindrances to prayer's effectiveness,
and the Bible's role in prayer,
Joyce gives readers a new perspective
on how best to communicate
with God. She reveals that through
prayerful conversation comes the
ability to be successful in life, strong at heart, and sincere
with others. Simple prayer, powerful results.
Meyer, the spirited television preacher with more than 70 books in print, tackles the mystery of prayer with notable success. A prolific author (The Confident Woman; Battlefield of the Mind; Approval Addiction) known for delivering no-nonsense biblical commentary, does a first-rate job in this exhaustive, yet simply presented, guide. Each of the 14 chapters provides fans with a different facet of this spiritual discipline. Meyer says that for a fruitful prayer life, it's essential to understand the balance between praise, worship, thanksgiving and making petitions. She challenges Christians to both consecrate and fully commit themselves to God's service and to realize that though prayer is simple, it is also a work that requires persistence and perseverance. For Meyer, effective prayer is characterized by a life of obedience, righteousness, continual petition and submission to divine authority. Christians must be focused on others, kindhearted, forgiving and boldly expectant. While her large fan base will relish this resource, others not in the charismatic evangelical camp might be alienated by Meyer's take on "praying in a prayer language" and her assumption that blessing others automatically invites material blessings to rebound from God. Still, the book reminds Christians that prayer is a joyous task of partnering with God on eternal matters.