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Pray Big: The Power of Pinpoint Prayers Paperback – July 1, 2007

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Everything is bigger in Texas—even prayer. Davis pastors the Austin Christian Fellowship church, whose attendance averages 1,100 strong and where he challenges his congregation to pray big: praying in specifics rather than generalities and pleading with such focus as to pinpoint the exact need. Davis dissects the Lord's Prayer, telling readers that today's believers should follow the same precise pattern for every prayer offered. Analyzing Jesus' prayer, Christians can see that Christ petitioned for certain exact targets: God's glory, God's agenda, God's provision, relational health and God's protection. Davis encourages fellow intercessors to begin developing a prayer discipline that beseeches God's favor for the mundane as well as the miraculous, for the rejuvenation of the spiritually dead and for unifying agreement with spouses, children and even oneself. A particularly insightful section deals with effectively interceding for nonbelievers through persistent and continuous prayer, asking Jesus to have compassion on those individuals, meet them where they are, call them by name and remove any spiritual stumbling blocks from their lives. Davis's work not only urges Christians to pray, but teaches them how to do so with theological accuracy. (July)
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Have you ever listened to how we pray? It's like Christians have developed their own prayer language, and I don't mean the ecstatic kind. Lord, please bless Bill. What exactly do we mean by that? Do we want God to make Bill more holy or more disciplined? Are we hoping that his business will prosper or that he'll be a better husband? And why do we ask for blessing when Ephesians 1:3 says we are already blessed with every spiritual blessing God can give? God, please be with Joan. God's already with Joan. His Spirit lives in her, and he promised to never leave or forsake her. What do we really want God to do for Joan? Father, we pray that you give Jack a special anointing. As if there is such a thing as an ordinary anointing. Special anointing is redundant. And God, we ask that you give Sue an extra helping of your grace. What is that? Does God dole out grace in measured proportions? It makes God sound as if he has a big serving spoon--that he can either be generous or stingy with the helpings of grace he dispenses. God wants us to be strategic and focused about what we're asking him to do. We need to pray for things--very specific things, gritty things, personal things, important things, kingdom things--with the pinpoint precision that Jesus modeled.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; Reprinted edition (July 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800732049
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800732042
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,080,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm not familiar with Austin pastor Will Davis Jr., but I'm looking forward to reading more of his work after reading "Pray Big," which a prison ministry group I'm involved with is using as material for a retreat. Lots of solid, practical advice of what to pray for and how to pray, with scriptural examples used throughout and relevant examples from the pastor's own life to underline the importance of prayer. I was very favorably impressed.
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One of the most important - and most neglected - actions in the life of a Christian is prayer. In his book `Pray Big: The Power of Pinpoint Prayer,' Will Davis Jr. provides terrific pointers on what he has learned in his many years of ministry and study on this world- and life-changing activity.

Here is the synopsis of this book:

Why do we settle for weak, vague prayers, couching our requests in words like "just be with Bob" or "bless Janet in her time of need"? God wants us to be bold and direct in our prayers. It's time to pray big to unleash the power of God in the big and small things.
Will Davis Jr. calls this kind of specific and biblical prayer "pinpoint prayer." He offers straightforward guidance on how you can call on God with focus and confidence when praying for big miracles, small details, other people, and, yes, even ourselves. He teaches you how to pray the Bible back to God and includes one hundred pinpoint prayers based directly on Scripture. Each chapter ends with questions to guide small group discussion and help you develop a more focused, passionate prayer life.

Here is the biography of the author:

Will Davis Jr. ([...])is the founding pastor of Austin Christian Fellowship, a nondenominational church in Austin, Texas. He is a Baylor University graduate who also holds a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to being the author of six books (Wake-Up Calls, Pray Big, Pray Big for Your Marriage, Pray Big for Your Child, Why Faith Makes Sense, and Faith Set Free), Davis ([...]) frequently travels and speaks to audiences on the subject of prayer. He and his wife, Susie have been married since June 1985 and have three children.
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This book is guaranteed to enhance your prayer life! Through the word of God Will Davis teaches us to pray BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS PRAYERS and trust God for the big and small things in our lives. If you are looking for something to help you pray more effectively then this book is a must!
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Praying can often become confusing if you are wondering if you are saying the correct words or phrases. Will Davis gives clear, scriptural help in how to pray simply without trying to fill God in on things He already is aware of. This is a book I will keep going back to.
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God, please bless Tom, and be with Bill today, and...

Are we praying weak, vague prayers? Saying things like "Just be with Bob" or "Bless Janet in her time of need"? God wants us to be specific in our prayers, stating what Bob or Janet need.

The author also recommends not just settling asking just once. Yes, God knows, but Mr. Davis recommends putting the request before God often. He also recommends quoting the Bible back to God, reminding Him of His promises.

God wants us to be bold and direct in our prayers, praying what Mr. Davis calls Big, bold, audacious prayers, asking God specifically for what we need. And he shows us through the Lord's prayer how Jesus recommended that we ask specifically.

If you are a surface prayer, and looking for a more powerful, deeper, more fulfilling prayer life, then PRAY BIG is a book you need to pick up. This book will help you as you learn to ask for big miracles, how to call on God with focus and confidence, whether you are praying for yourself or for other people.

Each chapter concludes with questions for you to consider, or for use with small group discussions. There is no room to write your thoughts or answers, so you will want to keep a notebook and pen close by for making notes while studying this book. 100 pinpoint prayers from the Psalms are included at the end of the book. Highly recommended.
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The author did a magnificent job showing us that the Bible is a prayer's guide and we should pray as a lifestyle.
Accuracy matters. His concept of BHAP (Big Hairy Audacious Prayer) is well explained through personal examples.
Dr. Davis talks about the importance of praying not only for others, but for ourselves, our spouse, our children. According to him, more people will seek God if we learn to pray big, strong and confidently.
He tries to put to the ground old wrong concepts like "God's too busy", or "My prayer is too insignificant to merit God's attention", or "Praying about little things is selfish".
This book gives prayer advices for every situation. It completely changed my view on prayers. We need to focus on the details. We really need to learn how to pray big.
Definitely this is a very important book to have if you want to take God seriously and if you want to create a relationship with God that will take you to another dimension of spiritual life.

This book was published in 2007 by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group and the team on The B&B Media Group was kind enough to send me one copy for review.
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