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Power of Persistent Prayer, The: Praying With Greater Purpose and Passion Hardcover – September 1, 2010

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From the Back Cover

A Practical Guide to an Effective Prayer Life

From Cindy Jacobs, bestselling author of Possessing the Gates of the Enemy and leading international prophetic prayer warrior

Do you feel "stuck" in your prayer life, wondering if your prayers make it past the ceiling? Do you want your prayers to have a greater impact in the lives of your family, friends, and the larger community? If so, open this book and discover what Cindy Jacobs has learned through her years of powerful, persistent prayer and now shares with you, including the basics of prayer, praying the Word, fasting, praise, intercession, and more. Wherever you are in your prayer life, you will discover how to become a persistent prayer warrior --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Cindy Jacobs is one of the most visible leaders of the modern prayer movement, calling for intercession, repentance, and renewal as she travels worldwide. She and her husband, Mike, are the founders of Generals International, working to achieve social transformation through intercession and prophetic ministry. Cindy has written several bestselling books, including Possessing the Gates of the Enemy and The Voice of God. Her television program, God Knows, is seen in the U.S. on the God Channel as well as around the world. She travels and speaks internationally to hundreds of thousands each year in churches and large conferences. Cindy and Mike are the parents of two grown children and reside in Dallas, Texas.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076420503X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764205033
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #880,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bestselling author and recognized "international prophetic prayer warrior" Cindy Jacobs has written a most helpful, informative and edifying book concerning the spiritual discipline of prayer. Prayer is something most professing Christians talk about a lot but do very little of. Maybe that is due in part to our ignorance as to what prayer really is and what purposeful and passionate prayer can really accomplish.

In the first chapter of her book, "Why Pray," author Jacobs cites Scripture passages, a very poignant personal example of an experience in her own life with her son Daniel concerning prayer and the writings of respected authors and church leaders such as Paul Billheimer and Dutch Sheets to answer the "Why" question about prayer for us. After you read Chapter 1 you will not only want to pray more and pray more effectively, purposefully and passionately, you will have a better understanding of why pray and just how important it is in our lives as Disciples of Christ.

In Chapter 2 author Jacobs presents her case for the reason for and the necessity of persistent praying sharing stories as examples from the lives of real people, from the Scriptures and the writings of John Wesley. She makes it abundantly clear in this chapter that persistent prayer is not only vital to our spiritual lives but it is also Biblical as taught by Jesus in his Parable concerning the persistent widow in Luke 8:1-8.

Many of us as professing believers are confused about the issue of prayer and praying for and praying the will of God in our lives. It is a mystery to us and it is because of that fact that most of us do not pray "the will of God." The good news is in chapter 3 of her book, author Jacobs writes confidently about the important matter of "Praying the Will of God.
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"Just what the doctor ordered" is the best way I can describe how I felt as I read Cindy Jacobs' latest book. I am always fascinated that no matter how many books you read on prayer, none has yet exhausted this most amazing privilege God has given to the body of Christ. Cindy Jacobs not only walks you through topics such as: "Why pray? Blockages to Answered Prayer, and Praying the Will of God," but she also gives a breakdown of the different types of prayer and biblical references to assist your own personal study and devotion. I had moments of tears, confession and of just setting the book aside and flowing in prayer on the different subjects, as I read through the book. This book does not only teach about persistent prayer but it ushers you into praying as your eyes are opened to areas that you may have over-looked in the past. You will find some "ah ha" moments, and I love the way she addresses the issue of fasting and how important it is to one's prayer life. Thereby, where it states, "It seems to me that there is often a direct correlation between the power over temptations such as sexual sin and a fasting life. When one controls the physical appetite, the authority gained through that spiritual discipline extends to power over other kinds of temptation as well."

Whether you are a novice or seasoned in prayer, you will find that Ms Jacobs' book will infuse your passion and fire for a life of prayer. Some may even ask, "Why another book on prayer?" I will have to say, having read quite a number of books on the subject, this book proved that there is so much more for us to learn about prayer. I have concluded that this is such an inexhaustible subject and who better to learn from but one of God's vessels of honor on the subject. If you love the Lord and desire to grow in your knowledge of Him then you would be remised if you did not pick up this awesome book and be driven to "praying with greater purpose and passion."
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The Power of Persistent Prayer comes from an instructor who offers encouragement to help break through barriers that stifle prayers. Keys to seeing prayers answered begins with the basic question of why pray when God knows our needs already - and progresses to understanding links between prayer and the will of God. Any who would understand this link simply must have this discourse.
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For a long time I have been unhappy with prayers that are just a laundry list of wants and grievances that are repeated over and over by one person or any number or people recruited to do that. This book has transformed the way I think about prayer and has made my prayer time exciting and personal. For me the most helpful idea presented is to pray with the focus "Thy kingdom come on earth." The author gives seven "mountains" or realms of influence here on earth that we as Christians can be praying for and asking God to move to bring each of these realms into line with his original purpose and ultimate purposes for what life is meant to be as part of his kingdom that is in the "now." As I think of needs and problems I want to bring to God I try to relate scriptures and biblical concepts to the need and pray in agreement with those, that God would move the person or problem into line with what his kingdom values are. It has opened my eyes to greater needs in my world than just the individual petitions I saw before. And it is interesting that each individual need I can see falls into one or more of these realms.

There are more helpful ideas here but this is the one that has been the greatest blessing to me thus far. This is a book that I will go back to again to look for more direction in the future after I have enjoyed this awakening for a time. There will be something of value for each reading I am sure. My thanks for a beautiful guide and prayer that God will continue to use Cindy Jacobs to further his kingdom on earth.
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