Thursday, May 9, 2013

Review of Praying the Prayers of the Bible

by James Banks

Praying the Prayers of the Bible
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 intimate conversations with God. Readers can find prayers of praise and thanksgiving, prayers for wisdom and direction, prayers for blessing, and much more. This powerful book of prayers encourages readers not only to strengthen their relationship with God, but also to apply His Word to their daily life. Readers can discover how to respond to God’s invitation to draw nearer to Him as they pray the prayers of the Bible.

MY REVIEW:
Praying the Prayers of the Bible is a wonderful resource to improve and enhance your daily prayer life.  I really appreciate the layout of the book.  Each section has a short reflection, related scripture, prayers from the Bible to pray, and prayer starters.  Topics include Prayers to Say Thank You, Prayers to Strengthen Faith and Give Ourselves to God, Prayers about Everyday Needs, Prayers to Confess Sin and Humble Ourselves, Prayers for Guidance and Direction, Prayers for Help and Protection, Wrestling Prayers, and Blessing Prayers.   I am enjoying using the prayers of the Bible that James Banks has researched and gleaned from the Bible for readers.   Jesus himself prayed by quoting the scriptures and used the prayers of the Bible to commune with His Father.  Jesus is our example and I appreciate the insights included in this book.    
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, Discovery House, in exchange for an honest review.   

About the Author:
Dr. James Banks is the pastor of Peace Church in Durham, North Carolina, and is the author of The Lost Art of Praying Together and Prayers of Prodigals. He and his wife, Cari, have been married over twenty-eight years and make their home in Durham, North Carolina.   They have two adult children.  James is a much loved speaker at conferences, retreats, and churches.  Visit his website:  www.JamesBanks.org.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great book, Rhonda! I'll have to see if I can pick up a copy. Thanks for a great review!

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