Prayer is one of the most powerful ways to experience the love, power, and grace of God. The best characteristic of prayer is that you can do it anytime, anywhere, and regardless of whether you're poor or rich. Prayer is a totally free resource that is available to anybody who believes, just as it is easy to get ample sunlight and air by simply going outdoors.
But many people find prayer to be like rocket science subjects such as stochastic calculus, theoretical physics, and econometrics. Why?
Do research on the word prayer on Google or other search engines, and you'll find a plethora of definitions, many of which contradict each other. For example, many believe that the power of prayer lies in the specific words used, such as Latin, as evidenced by it being used in what is often called "high masses."
Another example of conflicting beliefs about prayer pertains to its efficacy. Many believe that if you pray the right way, i.e., using a formula or a template, God is sure to hear your prayers by granting exactly what you ask for.
So, how do we know which of the myriad number of teachings about prayer is legitimate and which are false? How can we learn - if it is possible - to pray the right way? This is what this book is about.
The best way to know how to really pray is to ask God himself. And in today's day and age, we can do that through reading His word. That's why within the pages of this book, we will take deep dives into what the Holy Bible really says about prayer. As the saying goes, and with no blasphemy intended, it's best to get the information straight from the horse's mouth.
So, if you want to start learning how to pray the right way, according to God's will, we'll look no further than what his only begotten son Jesus Christ has to say about it. That will be the main principle upon which this entire book will be anchored. If Jesus Christ says so, then it is the truth. By the end of this book, you will be in a very good position to start praying as Jesus did.
The Bible, literally translated, means a collection of books. That
is why if you actually read it, you will find a myriad number of
sections or books. From Genesis to Revelation, each book in the
Bible conveys different types of messages for its readers.
The books in the Bible consist of different genres. These include:
. Narrative or Historical . Poetry . Wisdom Literature . Prophecy . Gospels . Epistles . Apocalypse
Chapter 1: Foundational Principles
Identify the Specific Genre
Chapter 2: What Yeshua Has to Say About Praying
The Lord's Prayer
Chapter 3: The Lord's Prayer
Summing Up the Lord's Prayer
Chapter 4: The Lord's Prayer (Not!)
Too Many Words
In a Nutshell: How Not to Pray
Chapter 5: Gratitude
The Power of Praying With Gratitude
Chapter 6: Mustard Seed Faith
How Much Faith Do We Need?
Prayer Vs. Presumption
How to Develop Faith
Chapter 7: Praying With Faith
Praying with Submission and Assurance
Chapter 8: The Prayer Life of Yeshua
Chapter 9: Practical Tips for Praying Like Jesus
Praying for Important Decisions