Friday, July 6, 2012

Your 100 Day Prayer by John I. Snyder

Like many people I look at my prayer life and see a lack luster, poor excuse of a pathetic habit.  Why is it that we do not put an emphasis on Prayer in today’s church?

I was sent Your 100 Day Prayer by John I Snyder to review from Thomas Nelson.  This book was sent to me for free to give my valid opinion on. 

First off here is the publishers description:

Book Description

Readers are guided through 100 days of intentional prayer and biblical truth that transform their spiritual lives and reveal God's provision for their needs.
Anything worth having in this life is worth waiting for and worth striving for. Unlike the world, though, Christians are called to a much different kind of pursuit when they survey their dreams, desires, and needs. Instead of an indulgent wish list, Christians are called to live a transformed life where they become more like Christ through the journey of striving after God’s will. In a time when both the world and even some Christians preach instant gratification, Your 100 Day Prayer offers another path—one of transformation while asking, seeking, and knocking for deep desires and desperate needs.
There is nothing guaranteed about 100 days, but as author John Synder says, “This sustained, stubborn, never-give-up spirit of prayer is not so much to persuade God to give us what we want, but rather to transform us in the process.” Your 100 Day Prayer helps readers combine their need with God’s will in a measured, structured, and instructional experience that results in greater spiritual maturity, clarity about God's provision, and real answers to their very real needs. Because our “Father in heaven gives good gifts to those who ask him." (Matthew 7:11).

My thoughts:
I really enjoyed the structured read and ability to work through prayers.  It has really caused me to think about the power of structured prayer for a ‘new’ believer or ‘novas’ prayer life.  What if we still used the Book of Common Prayer in order to help us see what so many great Christian’s before us have said, or cried out to God.  We use the Psalms but not others? 

This book left me wanting to seek out more structure in my prayer life.  I would recommend this to anyone who wants to add a new HABIT into their prayer life.  30 days makes a habit but 100 makes a pattern!

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