Praying When Prayer Doesn't Work

Praying When Prayer Doesn't Work

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Almost everyone has an opinion about what prayer is and how it ought to work. But for many, prayer produces far less than the saints say it should. While some surveys suggest that up to 90 percent of us believe in prayer enough to do it daily, that lofty statistic is tempered by the sobering claim that average believers only pray for eight to twelve minutes a week. If that's not a red warning flag that prayer has a serious public relations problem, what is? Praying When Prayer Doesna€™t Work is a thoughtfula€” often wittya€”account of the author's journey to find prayera€™s elusive promise for himself. A pastor for thirty years, Jack uses humor, plenty of secondary resources, scripture, real-life stories, and his own unique insights to illustrate how both routine and exceptional circumstances may be used to trigger meaningful, ongoing, and productive prayer. While challenging harmful assumptions (dogma) with unconventional observations, Getz also looks at prayer's four public relations problems, identifies the perfect environment for prayer, and examines the three critical attitudes necessary to pray with great effect. Also, the wisdom and helpful suggestions found in the useful study guide can teach sincere seeker's of the truth how to get personal with God and make praying a choice, not a chore.Certainly, urgent circumstances always call for immediate a€œpracticala€ alternatives to spiritual contemplation, so if the stovea#39;s on fire, dona#39;t pray for a water pipe to break, call the fire department. Praying for amazing answers to immediateanbsp;...

Title:Praying When Prayer Doesn't Work
Author:Jack Corbin Getz
Publisher:iUniverse - 2010-07-07


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