10 Great Books to Help Your Prayer Life

These are 10 books I recommend if you’re serious about improving your prayer life.

The Purple Pig and Other Miracles

Dick Eastman

This book about how Dick Eastman started a radical prayer ministry is heart-warming and funny. It also has some practical tips on prayer.

In the 1960s and 1970s a root of prayer was born from the prayers of Dick and Dee Eastman, who established a house of prayer in Sacramento where young people would give a year of their lives to pray for souls to be saved. Today, Every Home for Christ has reached 205 nations and more than 75 million decisions to follow Christ have been made. More than 150,000 house churches have been started by EHC, and over 80 million discipleship courses completed. Now, an average of 35,000 decisions are being made to follow Jesus Christ every day, through the work of EHC. They are sharing the gospel of Jesus with 900,000 individuals in 180,000 homes each day.

 

The Power of Simple Prayer: How to Talk with God about Everything

Joyce Meyer

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.

 

AttackAttack Lambs: Prayer That Changes the World

Mark Geppert

The Attack Lambs teaches you the bold strategies needed to combat the four forces of darkness. Everything hinges on defeating these four. It will give you the three essential disciplines so you can do effective spiritual warfare. Its easier than you think. It will show you how to identify the five pressure points that can change a city or a nation. Every city has them, including yours.

 

Growing in Prayer: A Real-Life Guide to Talking with God

Mike Bickle

A practical, effective strategy for incorporating prayer into everyday life.
As the founder of the International House of Prayer, Mike Bickle has devoted his life to understanding and practicing the principles and power of prayer. In Growing in Prayer he combines his biblical study with his extensive experience on the topic to give you the tools you need to develop a stronger prayer life through a passionate commitment to your relationship with God.

Start today! God is waiting to hear from you. He doesn’t just love you, He really likes you and enjoys listening to you when you pray even in your weaknesses. You can be confident that your prayers are valuable to God and will make a difference in your world.

 

The Prayer That Changes Everything Book of Prayers: The Hidden Power of Praising God

Stormie Omartian

Stormie Omartian inspires readers to open their lives to the prayer that changes everything–the prayer of praise to God. This bestselling look at prayer and worship has a fresh cover for a new audience.

Intimate conversations with God often focus on immediate needs, concern for others, and direction regarding His will, but praise requires believers to look beyond themselves and their circumstances and place their attention solely on God. Stormie shares personal stories, biblical truths, and practical guiding principles to reveal the wonders that take place when Christians offer praise in the middle of difficulties, sorrow, fear, and, yes, abundance and joy.

Study questions are incorporated into each chapter so that readers receive the opportunity to put what they learn into practice. The Prayer That Changes Everything helps them uncover the amazing power, benefit, and freedom that can be found in praising God.

 

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Andrew Murray

Since this book was published over a century ago, countless readers have learned through its pages that no one can teach prayer better than Jesus Christ himself. This enduring classic will transform your prayers and life as you open your heart to the prayer-lessons Jesus gave.

“The Father waits to hear every prayer of faith. He wants to give us whatever we ask for in Jesus’ name. If there is one thing I think the Church needs to learn, it is that God intends prayer to have an answer, and that we have not yet fully conceived of what God will do for us if we believe that our prayers will be heard. God hears prayer.”

 

The Hour That Changed the World

Dick Eastman

This book is an extensive study on a pattern of prayer developed by Dick Eastman of Every Home for Christ. It is not for the faint of heart.

The Hour That Changes the World, first published by Baker in 1978, is a classic book on prayer that offers practical suggestions on how readers can revitalize their prayer lives. Dick Eastman challenges Christians to spend one hour each day in prayer, and he outlines a twelve-step prayer program to help them accomplish the task. By dividing one hour into twelve five-minute “points of focus,” such as praise, waiting, confession, and Scripture praying, believers will develop a more consistent habit of daily prayer. The Hour That Changes the World draws heavily on Scripture and classic devotional writers and includes an appendix titled “Scriptural Intercession.”

 

The Battle Plan for Prayer: From Basic Training to Targeted Strategies

Alex and Stephen Kendrick

Inspired by the Kendrick Brothers’ new movie, War Room, this exciting new resource from the #1 best-selling author team behind The Love Dare and The Resolution for Men is designed to help anyone learn how to become a powerful person of prayer. The Battle Plan for Prayer begins with prayer’s core purpose, its biblical design, and its impact throughout history. Readers will be guided scripturally through the fundamentals of how effective prayer works, inspired towards a closer, more intimate relationship with God, and shown how to develop specific prayer strategies for each area of life. Prayer can accomplish what a willing God can accomplish. It should be your first plan of attack in all of life’s battles, not your last resort. If you want to experience the joy of mightily answered prayer, then it’s time to engage with God at another level.

 

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

Timothy Keller

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.

 

Intercessory Prayer: How God Can Use Your Prayers to Move Heaven and Earth

Dutch Sheets

Find out just how vital your prayers are and experience the nuts and bolts of prayer with wisdom, gentleness, and humor. You can pray for the “impossible” and find the persistence to see your prayers to completion.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Book Lists, Lists and More Lists, Sharpened By the Word, Top 10 Lists by Tamera Lynn Kraft. Bookmark the permalink.

About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.

One thought on “10 Great Books to Help Your Prayer Life

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s