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Stories for His Glory

Desperate Prayers for Desperate Times by John Eckhardt August 8, 2018

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  • Reveals five elements of Hannah’s breakthrough prayer
  • Empowers readers to get the last word over the enemy
  • Equips readers to find joy and victory in God’s presence and experience the “thousand realm” of blessing

There is powerful breakthrough awaiting people who pray desperate prayers.
Using the prayer of Hannah as a model, Apostle John Eckhardt invites readers to a life of prayer that consistently sees results. Through biblical teaching and practical application, this book takes readers through the five key points of Hannah’s prayer that can help them remain steadfast in prayer.

•      Getting desperate for God to deliver the answer to their prayers
•      Persevering despite torment, harassment, and a broken heart
•      Seeking the presence of God
•      Making a vow to God and keeping it
•      Prophesying and watching new things spring forth

When all options are exhausted and everything we were holding on to has failed, God steps in. He hears our cries and remembers His promises to us. He never turns away the desperate. The dreams and visions God has placed in the hearts of His people will come to pass, when we learn to pray desperate prayers.

My thoughts:

This book will shake your world.

As I started reading, at first I thought this doesn’t really apply to me. I’m not going through anything major in my life. But the more I read the more I realized we should all be desperate for God because we live in a world that desperately needs him.

Sometimes it’s not about what we are going through but about what the world is going through. We can’t give up and think life is going to suck until Jesus returns. Our prayers can make a difference.

For me this book woke me and showed me that I have stopped praying for areas of my life or world because I haven’t seen movement and that isn’t okay.

The end of each chapter has declarations you can make that will be earth shattering.

I don’t often love non-fiction books but this one I loved. We all need to read this.

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

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


Prophetic Activation by John Eckhardt June 22, 2016

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Our God speaks!
God is always challenging us to expand our spiritual growth.  The prophetic must never become boring and routine, but it should always be exciting and new. The value of prophetic activations is that they will break limitations and give readers the ability to operate in different techniques in their spiritual walk.

Prophetic Activation offers practical teaching from best-selling author John Eckhardt on how to activate the prophetic by guiding readers through steps such as:

  • Reading a scripture and then releasing a prophetic Word to someone
  • Receiving just one word from God and then releasing a full prophecy
  • Praying in the Spirit (tongues) and then releasing an interpretation

My thoughts:

If you are interested in the prophetic and would like to release prophetic words yourself this is a book that will give you many different ways to explore that.

I believe to some extent we can all move in the prophetic, we probably have at one time or another and never even realized it. I know I have had a word for someone and given that to them and later realized that was probably considered prophetic.

I especially enjoyed that chapter on prophetic worship and song. I really want to move in this area as a worship leader. I will tell you I honestly get nervous about stepping into that but I do want to take that step and do it.

I love this quote from the chapter on singing prophetically: “Prophetic worship is a weapon of warfare because it flows out of the manifest presence of God.”

Bethel worship does a great job of this. When I have attended their concerts they definitely do a lot of prophetic singing.

If you this is something that interests you you might want to explore this book. Did I love it? No. But I did find it interesting.

Visit John here. 

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

A copy of this book was given to me through in exchange for an honest review.