From the Author
A Word to the Reader
It was twenty - five years ago when Harrison House agreed to publish Prayers That Avail Much. The original book was a compliation of prayers that I wrote for my marriage and family situations, and included prayers composed by members of a prayer group that I was conducting. The "little yellow book" turned up in unusual places bringing hope, salvation, healing and deliverance to people who were looking for answers.
Several books of Scriptural prayers have been written over the years. Thousands have learned to go before the Throne of Grace with confidence and boldness. They learned to offer their petitions to the Father with Thansgiving, and the testimonies we receive continue to come in.
A special thanks to over three million readers who buy and give these books to others because these prayers are practical and work able. I am grateful to our publisher, the churches and book stores who continue to believe in the value of these books, which are proven, effective spiritual tools for prayer.
Today they are also available in several languages. This classic book of Scriptural prayers is designed to enhance your ability to pray effectively for specific needs. Whether you are a seasoned prayer or a novice, never forget the power of prayer. It is the very foundation that enables you to go from faith to faith and glory to glory.
Sincerely in His Love, Germaine Copeland President of Word Ministries, I n c . The Home of Prayers That Avail Much Family Books
About the Author
Germaine Griffin Copeland, founder and president of Word Ministries, Inc., is the author of the Prayers That Avail Much family of books. Her writings provide scriptural prayer instruction to help you pray more effectively for those things that concern you and your family and for other prayer assignments. Her teachings on prayer, the personal growth on the intercessor, emotional healing and related subjects have brought understanding, hope, healing, and liberty to the discouraged and emotionally wounded. She is a woman of prayer and praise whose highest form of worship is the study of God's Word. Her greatest desire is to know God. Word Ministries, Inc. is a prayer and teaching ministry. Germaine believes that God called her to teach the practical application of the Word of Truth for successful victorious living. After years of searching diligently for truth and trying again and again to come out of depression, she decided that she was a mistake. Out of the depths of despair she called upon the Name of the Lord, and the light of God's presence invaded the room where she was sitting. It was in that moment that she experienced the warmth of God's love; old things passed away, and she felt brand new. She discovered a motivation for living- life had a purpose. Living in the presence of God she has found unconditional love and acceptance, healing for crippled emotions, contentment that overcomes depression, peace in the midst of adverse circumstances and grace for developing healthy relationships. The ongoing process of transformation evolved into praying for others, and the prayer of intercession became her prayer focus. Germaine is the daughter of the late Reverend A.H. and Donnis Brock Griffin. She and her husband, Everette, have four children, and their prayer assignments increase as grandchildren and great-grandchildren are born. Germaine and Everette reside in Roswell, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.