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Authority in Prayer: Praying with Power and Purpose [Kindle Edition]

Dutch Sheets
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Book Description

Who Is In Charge? This question is at the heart of all conflict on earth. In this powerful book, bestselling author Dutch Sheets reminds believers that God is in charge and He intends His people to be overcomers. You don't need to allow sin, Satan or the circumstances of life to keep you from God's amazing promises. Authority in Prayer shows you how you can take hold of God's promises and change your world through prayer.

Editorial Reviews


" ideal resource. It's energizing, motivating, and couldn't come at a better time for our world today." -- Melissa Parcel,

"Don't just read this book, act on it, and pass it along to others." -- Bob Pike CSP, CPAE-Speakers Hall of Fame, Armchair

"Dutch Sheets’ Authority in Prayer should be recommended reading for all who follow Christ." -- Audrey Hebbert,

"His excitement on the topic of prayer (an oft-well worn one) will bring rejuvenation to the most complacent Christian follower." -- Michele Howe,

From the Back Cover

God Needs You

Authority in Prayer
will show you how to take hold of God's promises and pray with the authority He wants you to have. You can reign in life and be the overcomer God intends you to be, taking charge of your personal world and changing the world around you. Don't allow sin, Satan, or the circumstances of life to weigh you down.

· Beginning with your private world--your thoughts, body, actions, and ultimately your God-ordained destiny--you can take charge. Authority is yours for the taking.

· Then, because God established and so honors the principle of authority, He will back you as you walk in the government He has delegated to you for your extended world--your home, family, business, and possessions.

· Finally, God's plan is for you to partner with Him on the earth in broader realms of influence and authority--your universal world. Jesus, the sovereign King over the earth, wants to rule institutions, cultures, societies, and governments through you and your prayers.

Are you ready to use your God-given authority to further His kingdom?

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  • File Size: 1751 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (April 1, 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #517,176 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Michele Howe Dutch Sheets --- prolific author, international speaker, and senior pastor of Springs Harvest Fellowship in Colorado Springs, CO --- speaks his heart's desire on matters of intercession, prayer, and hope for the United States. Sheets's text is heavy on the biblical how-tos of effective prayer in matters both personal and governmental. He details in each of his 14 chapters the step-by-step mental, emotional and spiritual stances Christians must take for their petitions to make a significant difference in today's world and in light of eternity.

With a gentle wit, Sheets shares in abundance his own experiences of victories won and lost on the prayer front. He also excitedly describes those moments when spiritual breakthrough arrived and he realized the power of personal prayer as God's designed link to overcoming evil, experiencing an abundant life, and embracing a God-ordained vision for the world at large.

Sheets's writing is nothing if not contagious. His excitement on the topic of prayer (an oft-well worn one) will bring rejuvenation to even the most complacent Christian follower. In his opening chapter, Sheets defines the believer's motivation (a God-ordained one) to rule and govern. Citing Webster's Dictionary, men and women were created to direct and control; to maintain the superiority, and NOT "be lorded over by other people, evil forces, or even unfortunate circumstances." Sheets continues to explain that even though much of this "God-given propensity" lost the majority of its purity at the Fall, the innate longing to govern remains a God-ordained desire.

Sheets highlights the fact that most Christians live lives of quiet despair and defeat. Frequently, they are undercut and undermined by circumstances, complacency and fear.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read! April 29, 2006
If there is one area in life Christians need clear thinking in--it is the area of prayer. Dutch Sheets is on the forefront of understanding and appropriating the power of prayer to accomplish God's purposes. Interestingly though, prayer is not about you. It is about understanding that God is in charge, that you can choose to live in obedience to Him or not. And that if you are going to live in obedience, then you need to pray with His authority to be in charge of your personal life--rather than letting Satan control and manipulate you life.

There's the "what" of the book. Now you need to read the book to get the "how and why." Dutch Sheets does a wonderful job of weaving personal experience, the experience of others, and the teaching of scripture to make a compelling case for praying with authority.

Sheets wants believers to experience "being more than conquerors," "being a royal priesthood," and to "rule and reign" with Christ--not have it be words that are heard, but never experienced. His position is that too many people say the words, or hear them, but seldom have the experience that tells them that the words are true--true for each believer, not just anointed Christian leaders.

This book is about:

-- praying with authority and taking back the streets, schools, cities, and governments that for too long have operated without acknowledging the sovereignty of God.

--learning to pray with authority and experiencing what it is to walk in truth and peace instead of stress and dissatisfaction.

-- ending the secret thoughts that we experience shame over and knowing at a core level God's peace, love, and forgiveness so that we forgive ourselves.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book on Prayer November 9, 2006
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This is the best book on prayer I have ever read.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive and easy read! July 13, 2006
This book was tremendous! It is the perfect book for the believer who wants a deeper, more effective prayer life. Dutch Sheets is funny, engaging, and his book reads like a conversation over brunch! I can't say enough about this book. Do yourself a favor, buy the rest of his books because once you read this one you will be hungry for more. I did and it was WORTH it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars authority to pray November 17, 2012
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I have really loved reading this book. Lots of great stuff to encourage and spur you on to prayer. We had a coyote problem in our neighborhood for 4 days. The Lord said, take authority over them. So I did. And they haven't been back since. Prayer is a practicle thing for all who will dare to line up with the Lord and take Him at His word!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful! February 26, 2009
This book is absolutely powerful! I've been praying puney prayers while all the while I could be taking my rightful authority and turning not just my situations around, but local/state/national situations as well. For those who can combine this with a steady diet of The Word, for those who want to see things change in this country, for those who are tired of the status quo...devour this book and join in as we take this country back from the enemy!
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thus Saith The Lord October 12, 2006
Scripturally based, Prophetically Decreed, of a God Ordained Ministry. Good for the Soul, the Mind, and the Heart. Learn from a teacher of a

"Five-Fold Ministry." - Believe and Receive -

A Good Read for one searching for more of Jesus Christ and a learning tool for one being raised into more knowledge in the Spirit of The Lord of Hosts.

There's a Supernatural element to be released by Praying in and with the Authority given by the Blood of Jesus. The Power of God can overcome all forces through the hands, feet, and mouth of the Believer, in The Name of Jesus. He has given us that Authority. Read how God directs His Apostles, Prophets, and all Priest-hood believer's in decrees with that Authority!

An Excellent Book for the Warrior of God, for the Gap-Stander, for the Mid-night Prayer Warrior. The Sword will come alive in you after you embrace this message.

In His Service
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Published 17 days ago by Mary Sue Bryer
5.0 out of 5 stars Actionable truth.
It is good. Ever believer should know this stuff.
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This book teaches you how to tap into your authority and power in your prayer life.
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Great Reading to LEARN more about PRAYING!
How to PRAY in Power and Authority as a BELIEVER!
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To be an effective intercessor, the knowledge in this book has helped me to be just that. I have learned so much and I am encourage to keep warring and praying for the kingdom. Read more
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This is one of the best books that I have read in a very long time. It is not a book to skim. Every page is full of thought provoking insight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Inspirational Reading
Profound insight. As he writes and teaches he gives personal situations
that help one understand intercession and hearing from God.
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More About the Author

DUTCH SHEETS is an internationally known conference speaker, pastor and author. He has written many books, including Authority in Prayer and his bestseller Intercessory Prayer. Dutch travels extensively as a guest lecturer in various venues. He is fervent in empowering believers for passionate prayer and world-changing revival. Dutch is the senior pastor of Freedom Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He and his wife, Ceci, their two daughters and three dogs make their home at the base of the Rocky Mountains.


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