Saturday, March 2, 2013

My Prayer Journal by Ralph Spiller

Prayer girds human weakness with divine strength, turns human folly into heavenly wisdom, and gives to troubled mortals the peace of God. We know not what prayer can do.  ~ Charles Spurgeon

I'm really passionate about know... the kind of passion that makes you feel like your heart is going to burst wide open if you don't do it... the kind of passion that possesses you and makes you look at people like they're crazy because they don't hold the same passions as you.  Really.  It's true.  Sometimes when I'm trying to impress on another wife and mother the importance of consistently and diligently praying God's Word over her husband and children and she's standing there giving me that look like, 'oh yeah, that's a nice thought', I really just want to grab ahold of her and shake the daylights out of her and yell at her to WAKE UP!!!!

All that to say, I was really excited to have the opportunity to review Ralph Spiller's My Prayer Journal: A 90-Day Journey to a More Fulfilled Prayer Life.  Most Christians have heard of the ACTS method to prayer: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication.  My Prayer Journal uses a similar method to help people keep their prayers focused with the acronym P-R-A-Y-E-R.  Praise and Thanksgiving, Repentance through Confession, Ask (for the needs of others and self), Yield to the Father, Examine, and Reflect. 

With Scripture woven throughout, this journal is more than merely praying for one's self, it also incorporates prayer from our church pastors and leaders to our government leaders, from the physically ill to those with relationship problems, from personal needs to salvation prayer for others. 

A blessing to anyone who desires to deepen their prayer life and relationship with the Lord, My Prayer Journal is a must-have.

I know of no better thermometer to your spiritual temperature than this,the measure of the intensity of your prayer.  ~Charles Spurgeon

** I received this book free from Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze blogger program.  There was no compensation received for a favorable review of this book. **