This book takes you into what many aren't experiencing in their prayer life - intimacy with God. Experiencing Prayer with Jesus is not simply more information about prayer, but rather a leading into a life-changing encounter with Christ.
Walk His Steps, Pray His Way
Its not an activity. Nor a chore. Prayer is a way of life. Heres how you can move beyond rituals and discover new intimacy with Jesus. Henry and Norman Blackabys thorough study of Jesus prayer life reveals astounding truths about Gods intent for prayer. By the time you turn the last page of this 2006 National Day of Prayer book, your old notions will be replaced by the reality of Jesus example. Youll experience the power of heaven and earth being joined together as the King of all creation lays His heart over yours. Your will becomes aligned with His. Discover freedom from methods and formulas, the beauty of a gentle step-by-step reformation process, and let God unfold His mighty purposes for you.
"in the days of His flesh,
when He had offered up prayers and supplications,
with vehement cries and tears…
was heard because of His godly fear."
The One who loved you to His death continues to pursue you.
He will humbly lay His heart over yours. Heaven and earth will agree. The supernatural will powerfully unfold. And you will be changed forever.
Story Behind the Book
Jesus ministry was marked by a life of prayer. Even more, Jesus is the pattern and definition of prayer. Who better for America to pray with on the National Day of Prayer than Him? And who better than father-son team Henry and Norman Blackaby to unveil such a message? In classic Blackaby style, they reveal how Jesus example can become our way of life. When prayer is genuine, life change is real. Look out, America. Prayer is changing our country like nothing ever has…or will!
Dr. Henry Blackaby, president of Blackaby Ministries International, is the author of more than a dozen books, including the classic Experiencing God. He earned his BD and ThM from Golden Gate Seminary and holds four honorary doctorate degrees. Dr. Blackaby has spent his life in ministry, serving as a church planter, pastor, and missionary. Today his primary message is an urgent call for spiritual leadership and revival across North America and around the world. Henry and his wife, Marilynn, have five children.
Dr. Norman C. Blackaby serves as vice president of Blackaby Ministries International, where his responsibilities include preaching, leading conferences, and directing the online training center. He and his father coauthored Called and Accountable: Discovering Your Place in Gods Eternal Purpose. Prior to joining Blackaby Ministries, Norman served in Texas as a senior pastor. He holds a PhD in Biblical Backgrounds and has taught for two seminaries in the fields of Backgrounds and Spiritual Development. He currently resides in Cochrane, Alberta, with his wife, Dana, and their three children, Emily, Douglas, and Anne.
With more than one million books in print, bestselling author Henry Blackaby's
newest manual on praying efficaciously will no doubt win him continued fame as
this text is also being touted as the official 2006 National Day of Prayer
book. Blackaby teams up with his son Norman to present readers with a
systematic prayer guide, which, though flawed, serves to both educate and
challenge Christians' tired ideas of intercession. The Blackabys want to
dispel old notions of ineffective prayer and unleash the power of God upon a
sinful nation so as to redeem it from itself. Readers will better understand
how vital intimate prayer is to a Christian's life and overall ministry,
discern and receive God's agenda through some self-evaluation, and adopt a
humility-based approach to prayer. Spread throughout this book are personal
renderings from both father and son, recounting experiences of answered
prayer. Perhaps the most helpful section is the chapter detailing how prayer
protects believers from temptation and from falling away. However, most
readers will expect more than this cursory overview of prayer techniques.
Christians already know that God works through prayer, so to read a mere
reiteration of this refrain without providing something more substantive to
stimulate fervent prayer is disappointing. (Feb.) Copyright 2005 Reed