Praying the Prayers of the BibleJames Banks
Spending time in prayer is necessary to develop and maintain a personal relationship with God. In Praying the Prayers of the Bible, author James Banks provides a collection of prayers to help readers engage in those intimate conversations with God. In this book, you'll find ... Read More
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In this book, you'll find prayers of praise and thanksgiving, prayers for wisdom and direction, prayers for blessing and much more. This powerful book of prayers encourages you not only to strengthen your relationship with God, but also to apply His Word to your daily life. Discover how to respond to God's invitation to draw nearer to Him as you pray the prayers of the Bible.
Page Count: 240
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Apr 1, 2013
- UPC: 9781572937505
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 208
- Publish Date: Apr 1, 2013
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012080"
- ISBN: 1572937505
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- Freshen Up Your Prayer Life by Praying Scripture by Laura Langley on 3/5/2014
Looking for a way to freshen up your prayer life? Dr. James Banks's new book, "Praying the Prayers of the Bible," guarantees added freshness for the flattest of prayer lives.
In the book, Dr. Banks focuses on helping readers make the prayers of the Bible their own. He says, "When we pray the prayers of the Bible, we learn healthy patterns for communicating with God instead of just rushing in with whatever is on our minds at the moment. Praying these prayers helps us praise Him more and reach new depths of thankfulness. They also teach us how to intercede for others, be brutally honest about our sins, and give more of ourselves to God. They show us how to wrestle with doubts and questions and pour out our hearts to God, even proving that we're allowed to ask Him 'Why' and 'How long?'"
"Praying the Prayers of the Bible" certainly energized my prayer life. It’s given me new words, new ways, to express my thoughts and feelings. As I read and prayed through the “Prayers for Praising and Honoring God” section, I found myself filled with joy and praise at the greatness of God. The “Prayers to Say Thank You” section led me to a new level of gratitude for God’s goodness and mercy. Working through the “Prayers for Confessing Sin and Humbling Ourselves,” I felt a new sense of freedom and joy in forgiveness. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that this book is a wonderful tool to add to your toolbox when it comes to prayer. It’s practical and biblical, and it gives the reader a fresh new perspective on how to pray. I highly recommend it for those new in the faith all the way to the seasoned follower of Jesus. You can't go wrong praying God's Word back to Him, and this is an excellent resource to train you to do exactly that.
Get a copy of "Praying the Prayers of the Bible" from your local bookseller or through an online bookseller like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Family Christian Stores, Mardel, or LifeWay Christian Stores. You can also visit Discovery House Publishers at www.dhp.org.
Dr. James Banks loves to encourage people to pray. He is the author of several popular books, blogs and magazine articles on prayer, including "Prayers for Prodigals" and "The Lost Art of Praying Together." Dr. Banks has been a pastor and church planter over 25 years and lives with his wife Cari in Durham, North Carolina. They have two adult children. Connect with him at www.jamesbanks.org.
* Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for this review. However, the opinions expressed are my own.