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Listening Prayer: Learning to Hear God's Voice and Keep a Prayer Journal Paperback – March 1, 1999
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I can imagine no more spiritually sensitive teacher than Leanne Payne to prompt us on a pathway toward a more prayerfully sensitive hearing and responding to Gods voice. -- Jack W. Hayford
I read Listening Prayer needing to learn. And I did richly, helpfully, gratefully. This books needs to be read slowly. It could help transform private worship for many. -- Os Guinness
Listening Prayer by Leanne Payne is an intensely practical book based on the authors rich experience of how to live now as a servant of Christ and His Word. There is nothing in print that surpasses it in this regard, and perhaps nothing that equals it. . . . You cannot categorize Leanne Payne. You simply have to come and see the intelligence, imagination and courage with which this seasoned and daily associate of Jesus opens doors to the Kingdom. -- Dallas Willard
This book will become a modern classic and will be read and used by generations to come. Readers should do themselves a favor and take this book home and take it to heart as soon as possible. -- John H. Rodgers Jr.
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My only criticism is my desire, even need, to have more examples. I appreciated her narrative, and her use of Scriptural authority. However, real life examples, woven into the text, would have been helpful. She gave some examples (especially in her chapter in Chapter 12 on "How God Speaks to His Children"), but more would have been helpful to place her discussion into a context. Also, she was extremely circumspect in detailing one of her own experiences; after reading it, I did not know what she was trying to express, or what, precisely, occurred.
This criticism is the only reason for my four-star rating. If I could, I would give a "4.5" or a "4.6." This book is one to be read several times, and I highly recommend it.
My former attempts to keep a prayer journal have all come to naught -- perhaps because as an ordinary layman I seldom have enough time to really listen. Payne has given me a new way to organize my journaling and my prayer times as sections in a looseleaf binder. One section covers listening through Scripture, another praise, another confession, and so on. Contents of each section vary over time. Payne suggests sample materials to set the tone for each.
The second half of the book, a practical guide to listening to God in general, springs from Payne's own experiences, both from her initial involvement in the charismatic revival and from her extensive healing prayer ministry. Chapter 12 includes unusually detailed descriptions -- feelings, sights, sounds -- of how God communicates guidance, wisdom, or encouragement to us today (as distinct from the completed "special revelation" of the Scriptures). Since we are often mistaken in thinking we're hearing from God, Payne emphasizes the importance of having frank partners in accountability and the danger of focusing on our own feelings -- which she refers to in The Healing Presence: Curing the Soul Through Union with Christ as "the disease of introspection."
While Payne is sometimes called "cerebral," this volume is practically oriented.
The positives of Payne's book are three fold. First, I appreciated Payne's desire to see the church seeking God in prayer. As the hymn says, "Oh what peace we often forfeit; oh what needless pains we bare all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer." Scripture teaches us to pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17), to pray and not give up (Luke 18:1) and "in everything by prayer" (Philippians 4:6). James 5:16 reminds us that "the effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much." Secondly, I appreciated Payne's desire to see believers responding to God's unseen hand in their lives by keeping a journal. Too often we pray but fail to see the providential hand of God in our lives. Thirdly, I enjoyed Payne's honesty and her heart to be a woman of prayer. And fourthly, I appreciated how Payne tried to keep the reader focused on being a person of balance (prayer and obedience).
The negatives of this book are two fold. First, I felt that Payne placed a bit too much emphasis on "hearing God's voice" without showing us how to do so. I believe that we need to heed God's voice in Scripture (Hebrews 1:1-3). I believe (as does Payne) that the Bible is God's final Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17).Read more ›
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Leanne Payne goes into depths of prayer that is both nourishing and healing. One might not be able to keep a journal as she did, but her insights on prayer in this book make it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rose Garden
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