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Transforming Prayer: How Everything Changes When You Seek God's Face [Kindle Edition]

Daniel Henderson , Jim Cymbala
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Book Description

Praying Christians are hungry to learn how to connect with God in a way that takes them beyond the typical grocery-list approach. Transforming Prayer explores the profound difference between seeking God's hand (what he does for people) and seeking God's face (who he really is). With captivating stories of the transformative power of personal worship and its connection with prayer, this book equips readers with practical tools for a more effective personal and corporate prayer life.

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About the Author

As a senior pastor for over two decades, Daniel Henderson brought prayer-based revitalization to several megachurches. Today he helps congregations across the country experience renewal and turnaround as he speaks to thousands each year at conferences and prayer events. His daily teaching ministry is featured on One Daniel and his wife, Rosemary, have three children and live near Lynchburg, Virginia.

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  • File Size: 1104 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (January 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye Opening January 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am a new pastor of a small traditional church. For the last few years I have stumbled through prayer meetings where I watched people literally fall asleep. We would do our list and we all prayed for the same thing. Now understand me please, these people all have the best intentions and are loving people. But I couldn't help to feel we were missing something. I had another Pastor tell me about Daniel. At first I was a skeptic and then I had the opportunity to attend a prayer conference in which Daniel taught. I was blown away and I couldn't wait to read "Transforming Prayer" to learn more.

I wasn't disappointed. Daniel uses real life testimonies of people who have been deeply impacted by this simple biblical approach to prayer. I have always appreciated simplicity. Having spent twenty-two years in the Air Force, one thing I leaned is "the simpler the better" when leading people. Using the Lord's Prayer as the frame work to create a simple 4/4 time diagram that teaches Reverence-Response-Request-Readiness, easy to remember and easy to teach.

Using scripture to start the "reverence" the Spirit and the Word invoke the response and the way you go. God's word, The Holy Spirit guides the prayer time naturally. I have never been this excited about prayer and I have never seen others get this excited about prayer once they experience it. I am still learning and now I feel equipped with the tools to lead my church in prayer. I'm sure I will go back to this book more than once. If you're looking to see yourself and others get excited about prayer, buy this book. You will not be disappointed.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Appendices Alone Are Worth It! January 29, 2011
By AirRush
I was stuck in an airport yesterday for seven hours. By God's grace, I was also stuck with Transforming Prayer, Daniel Henderson's new book! Henderson has written much on prayer, but this is his best work, from this pastor, husband, and dad's point of view. It's not so much about how to pray as it is about how prayer will automatically overflow out of a life of worship.

When I first heard Daniel Henderson speak a few years ago, he said one thing that no one could let go of: "The only enduring motive for prayer is that God is worthy to be sought." That profound statement, which shows up in the book, could really summarize the whole thing. Learn what it means to let God start the conversation. Discover the freedom of agenda-less prayer. Delight in the truth that God wants good things for His children - but the good things all pale in comparison to Him wanting to reveal Himself to us.

I highly recommend this book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I've Been Waiting For This Book! March 8, 2011
This is the book I have been searching for for a very long time. I have been so dissatisfied with praying through a prayer list and have tried praying using Christ's example of prayer, but just couldn't seem to connect well. My "quiet time" consists of reading from the Bible and then praying and waiting to hear from God. As I read through this book I was encouraged to "seek God's face" and to pray during my time of Bible reading instead of waiting until the reading was completed. The book included examples of real people who have changed their prayer time and drawn closer to God. There are lots of tools included also, and I had opportunities to work on changing my prayer time from drab to a time of rich, meaningful connection with God.

Finally, there is a section which encourages corporate prayer with the goal of being united in the work of God in our churches and the world.

I am so pleased to own this book and now that I have completed the reading, I play to use it often as a tool to pursue a prayer life that is pleasing to God.

Bethany House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly suggested March 9, 2011
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aniel Henderson gets right to the heart of the Christian life in this book. Coming from a strong background in personal experience of leading worship based prayer Henderson gets right to the root of the issue. When most people pray they spend 90% of their time asking God about things for themselves and 10% asking for things to get better. Henderson reminds the reader that prayer is a conversation with God that needs to be a 2 way exchange. Henderson goes further in his discussion of prayer and presents a strong application supporting the John Macarthur quote "Prayer is not asking God to do my will. It is bringing myself into conformity with His will. It is asking Him to do His will and to give me the grace to enjoy it." Henderson presents an entirely new way of communication with God. It is best described in his discussion of the 4/4 pattern. 1. Upward 2. Downward 3. Inward 4. Outward

What I really appreciate most about this book is that Henderson discusses praying through scripture and then leads the reader through an exercise in how to pray through scripture. Henderson challenges the reader to take the focus of prayer off of the individual and back onto God where it belongs. I would highly suggest reading this book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing book! June 28, 2011
By Barbara
I love Daniel Henderson's book "Transforming Prayer". It has helped me realize that focusing on God rather than myself can give me peace and joy in my life far beyond my circumstances. I am living my life in worship and walking in the Light daily! I am currently leading a small group using this book and the accompanying study guide and it has blessed all of us tremendously. Highly recommended!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It is a great book
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Published 9 days ago by cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book.
Published 13 days ago by Cheri Pederson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Read the book if you are looking to increase your prayer life. This book will change your thinking about prayer.
Published 18 days ago by Walter E. & Romell A. King
5.0 out of 5 stars Seek his Face!
This is a revolutionary way to pray. I've been getting it wrong all these years and now I have a new way to pray.
"Seek his face, first."
Published 18 days ago by Mary Haug
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book I Have Read On Prayer In Some Time
As I write this review from my ipad, having just completed reading the Kindle Edition, I am deeply affected by the teaching, the perspective, and the encouragement of Daniel... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Dan Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars transforming prayer
This is a great book for anyone interested in learning how to pray in a way that glorifies God and takes the focus away from ourselves and our personal needs and desires.
Published 23 days ago by Martin Jacobson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Inspiring...
Excellent book...I thoroughly enjoyed this book .. I recommend it highly.. It is a very informative and challenging book.. It is inspiring ..
Published 26 days ago by Ronald Q. Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star Plus
Who would not be transformed by seeking God's face? It leads to trusting God's hand in and through every circumstance in life. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Uni McEntee
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is eye opening and a must read for everyone who prays!
This book is essential for anyone who prays. Daniel Henderson very simply and specifically explains why and how to pray seeking God's face. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ginger Gentzel
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As a Senior Pastor for over two decades, Daniel Henderson brought prayer-based revitalization to several mega-churches. Today he is dedicating his full-time efforts to help congregations across the country experience renewal and turn-around as he speaks to thousands each year at conferences and prayer events. He is President of Strategic Renewal (, which exists to ignite personal renewal, congregational revival, and leadership restoration for Christ's glory. He also serves as National Director of The 6:4 Fellowship ( part-time at Liberty University. He and Rosemary have three grown children and have been married for over 30 years.

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