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The Essential Guide to Prayer by Dutch Sheets August 9, 2017

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 9:26 pm
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Life-Changing Teaching on the Simplicity of Having a Powerful Prayer Life

A prayer life with God isn’t complex, but sometimes not knowing how to start can be enough to make a person turn away altogether. In The Essential Guide to Prayer, you’ll discover that the starting point is to find your motivation for prayer in the power of love by forming a solid relationship with God as Father and friend. As Dutch Sheets lays the foundation for your motivation to pray, he challenges you to reflect with “Did You Understand?” questions at the end of each chapter. Dig deeper into the core of your prayer life by learning to pray effectively both alone and in groups, and by persisting in prayer until you see God’s answers.

Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and speaker. Based in Colorado, he travels extensively, empowering believers for passionate prayer and societal transformation. He has pastored, taught, and served on the board of directors of numerous organizations. Learn more at

My thoughts:

What a powerful book. This book truly stirred my heart and empowered me.

I think sometimes when it comes prayer we can become confused and not even sure what to pray about at the time, or who. At least for me that happens. This book talks about being sensitive to the promptings you might get from the Holy Spirit, even if the prompting wakes you up in the middle of the night.

Sometimes I feel bad because I am not one of those people who can go up to someone and just say, “Hey, can I pray for you?” or, “Jesus loves you.” But maybe that isn’t for everyone. Maybe instead of approaching someone in the grocery store I just pray for them. I see that mom struggling with her kids I and intercede for her right there but don’t say anything out loud. Now, there is a time and place for approaching and I think we need to be sensitive if Jesus is telling you that you need to be vocal and approach someone. But let’s not discount the power of intercession.

If someone or something keeps coming to your mind maybe you need to be interceding for them and this book will empower you to do just that.

Visit Dutch here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 


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