Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Power of Simple Prayer by Joyce Meyer

From the author's website: In her newest book, Joyce takes the mystery out of prayer and helps you to discover a whole new way of living.

“God intends for prayer to be an integral part of our everyday lives—the easiest thing we do each day.”
—Joyce Meyer

Begin unleashing the power of simple prayer in your life today, and open the door for God to work like never before

I jokingly told my girlfriend I was having my own private revival in my car as I drove. Joyce Meyer certainly is plain spoken and entertaining. She didn't read the book for this audio book, she just gave an introduction, but her daughter has the same Minnesota flavor voice so it was a good fit. Since I am a Catholic, Joyce and I aren't the best fit but I truly got a lot out of listening to her and I have always been open minded about respecting other people's point of view.

I'm with Joyce when it comes to prayer being an all day affair, and I would believe there is scripture to back that up saying "pray without ceasing". The difference between Joyce and I is that she probably knows the passage and could quote it exactly! I have just a vague recollection.

And we agree to consecrate ourselves each day to the Lord. She does it with terrific spontaneous prayer which she reports she often utters lying face down on the floor. I do it with a flying out of my brain prayer as I drive kids to school and myself to work. And also by getting the Latin- ad majorem Dei gloriam - written at the top of my papers each day. (Roughly translated - all for the glory of God). I hope that my work reflects a desire to do God's will. I often think that I need to incorporate more prayer into my work day. I should pray for every family that I visit in my home visiting and I should suggest a prayer at our staff meetings. We three are all Christian women and prayer would not be out of the question for just us. But I digress...

Joyce left me behind with her talk of speaking in tongues and the whole 'submit to your husbands' section went in one ear and out the other. But the book overall was lively, helpful, and worth a listen. Can I get an Amen? AMEN!

Almost forgot my button...
This is one of my books for the 2009 Audio book Challenge. 10/12 completed on that one - click on the button to see how it's going!

and this one too...
This is one of the books on my list for the Spring Reading Thing 2009. Click on the logo to see the rest of my list.

and one more.....
This book is my "P" for the A-Z Reading Challenge! Click on the logo to see my progress.


Veggiemomof2 said...

I love Stormie Omartian's books on prayer. The power of a, wife, woman, parent, etc.

It is like a prayer for beginners because she actually writes out prayers & scriptures for each chapter's topics. :)

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