What Does Prayer Enable God to Do?: The Study of the Prayer Life of Jesus Christ

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Crossbooks Publishing, 2011 - Religion - 132 pages
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What Does Prayer Enable God to Do?—The Prayer Life of Jesus Christ turns the typical question about prayer inside out, asking how prayer empowers God—rather than people—to act in human life. Author Eddie Deitz’s lifetime of ministry informs a spirited study of the Gospel accounts of Jesus’s prayers, gathering wisdom to guide Christians in prayer.


Each chapter weaves together a story of Jesus’s encounter with people in his ministry, a study of the prayer He made to God, insights from contemporary Christian ministry, explanations of the power of prayer to create openings for God’s work, and helpful guidance for shaping prayers to follow Jesus’s example in speaking to God.


What Does Prayer Enable God to Do? addresses a variety of topics, including the basics of prayer, seeking God’s wisdom, facing adversity, asking for spiritual gifts, strengthening faith, and cultivating a vibrant life of prayer. A guide offers individuals and small groups suggested questions for encouraging reflection and discussion.


If you seek a deeper life of prayer, one guided by the example of Jesus Christ, then What Does Prayer Enable God to Do? offers studies of the prayers of Jesus, the principles that arise from His prayers, illustrations of the power of prayers to invite God into daily life, and encouragement for praying with confidence.

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