Welcome to another blog tour through Kathy Carlton Willis Communications! This time is for a book by author, Peter Lundell titled Power Through Prayer. Read through the tour for a chance to win a prize package!
About the Book:
In the crazy world around us, our prayers may too often seem ineffective. Do you want to connect with God when you pray and receive more direct answers? PRAYER POWER is the tool you need to build a more powerful and dynamic life of prayer.
Intensely practical and straightforward, PRAYER POWER helps you improve on thirty essential facets of prayer such as passion, routine, fasting, praying with others, listening to God, handling distractions, and spiritual warfare. In each brief chapter you’ll be inspired by stories of people whose lives of prayer give us powerful examples.
PRAYER POWER can be used as a month-long devotional, a prayer guide, or a reference for help in specific areas. Whether you’re a new believer or think you’ve heard it all, this book’s refreshing and honest insight will guide you to a deeper connection with God.
About the Author:
Peter Lundell, a former missionary to Japan, is a pastor at Walnut Blessing Church in Walnut, California. He has an MDiv and DMiss from Fuller Theological Seminary and is the founder of the Walnut Valley Pastors’ Prayer Network. Lundell is the author of two books, and his articles have appeared in magazines such as Guideposts and Pray!
Top Ten Reasons Prayer Doesn’t Get Answered
Lack of faith –A much-abused idea, but essentially still true.
Effects of sin separating us from God –The Bible says that God sometimes won’t listen when we wallow in sin.
Unforgiveness / Emotional wounds / Self-pity –A weird dynamic, but scary in how powerful these emotions are.
Unhealthy lifestyle in disagreement with prayer –Don’t pray to lose weight, then eat donuts.
Demonic affliction –Satan and his demons are deceptive and merciless.
Strongholds in the mind –People allow attitudes and beliefs to block out the truth.
God’s working behind the scenes –Sometimes God is in a process of answering before we can see it.
God’s chastisement –Sometimes people bring punishment upon themselves, and it’s for their ultimate good.
God’s classroom of testing and faith building –The way God answers prayer may test you and build your faith.
Old age or time to die –Sometimes it’s our time to go!
9 Ways to Improve Your Prayer Life
1. Establish a designated place to pray.
2. Set a designated time of day to pray.
3. Use written prayers or music to help get started.
4. Repent of the things that hinder your prayer.
5. Pray out loud–this clarifies thoughts.
6. Personalize Bible verses when you pray.
7. Let yourself get in a situation where you have to trust God.
8. Seek the Holy Spirit’s leading–and listen.
9. Be bold and persistent.
And now for a contest, if I have 5 comments about this blog tour I will select one reader/commentor whose name will go into the grand prize drawing through KCWC to win a great prize basket with the following:
GRAND PRIZE BUNDLE INCLUDES:
(leave a comment for an opportunity to win this great package)
Prayer Power by Peter Lundell
When God Turned off the Lights by Cecil Murphey (Cec is one of Peter’s mentors)
Committed but Flawed by Cecil Murphey
Also includes: Prayer Journal, Pen, and Candle