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Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer

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God, God Almighty, God the Creator of man--this same God, in all His power and all His majesty, stops and listens when you pray. All that God is--and all that God has--may be received through prayer. Everything you need to fulfill your purpose on earth is available to you through prayer. The biblically-based, time-tested principles presented by Dr. Myles Munroe will ignite ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Whitaker Distribution (first published January 1st 2001)
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Mar 09, 2011 Marcellas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Excellent book. It showed me where I had holes in my prayer life and filled them. This is a must read for a prayer warrior and for those who want to build a relationship with God."
Jean Pierre
Jul 23, 2011 Jean Pierre rated it did not like it
This book is unfortunately a pretty heretical book. This was probably one of the first books I read when I got saved. As I was reading the book, I couldn't help but notice some very eisegetical interpretations to some passages, even as a new believer. One of the most evident and blasphemous interpretations of Scripture comes in page 33 where he takes Psalm 82:6 and somehow interprets it to mean that we are "little gods". The "little gods" doctrine is actually quite prevalent in the Word of Faith ...more
Miriam Tereck
Feb 24, 2013 Miriam Tereck rated it liked it
l gave this book 5 stars. I have nothing to add or subtract from this powerful book. It has 238 pages and every page blessed me beyond measure. He raised a lot of points that made me THINK and examine my prayer life. The book is in four parts, the first part talks about the purpose and priority of prayer and the reason so many people pray even though they do not understand or realise the power that prayer holds. He states that “Prayer is not just an activity, a ritual, or an obligation . It is c ...more
Abi Las
Nov 19, 2014 Abi Las rated it it was amazing
I have been reading this since Oct 2014, not rushing throught it. Actually studying it in line with the Bible
Apr 27, 2012 David added it
The title says it all. The most comprehensive book on prayer that I have read.
Christopher Lewis Kozoriz
"Prayer is...the most important activity of humanity" ~ Dr. Myles Munroe, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer, p. 237

This book will help you obtain an deeper understanding of prayer and the purpose of prayer. It opened my eyes to the importance of prayer and how my prayers are influencing the earth. Also, how my lack of prayer is hindering the plans and purposes of God. I found myself praying more and encouraged to pray more.

I think if you are not praying more after reading this book,
Aug 26, 2010 Tcrimmel rated it really liked it
This book covers principles and authority foundations for believers in Christ. It is not a formula, but the principles help us to check our attitude and approach to God through prayer.
Dec 27, 2008 Zocurtis rated it it was amazing
A very powerful book about prayer that everyone should read.
Dec 31, 2013 Githaiga rated it did not like it

The very sub-title of the book is heretical at best, "earthly key to heavenly interference".Please understand that God is the Almighty,sovereign having both dominion and authority over all His creation, that includes physical and spiritual beings (human beings, righteous angles and satan and his demons). In 1chronicles 29:11 we read " yours o Lord is the greatness and the power and the victory and the majesty,for all that is in heaven and earth is thine, thine is the kingdom o Lord and Thou art
May 03, 2015 Chiquedee rated it really liked it
Didn't agree with everything that the writer presented here but nonetheless I thought the book gave me a lot of spiritual insight into the weapon of prayer and how to utilise it effectively in daily battle. The author challenged me to discipline myself where my prayer life was concerned and to be steadfast in believing, proclaiming, receiving what has been provided through the finished work of Jesus Christ. Excellent.
Feb 06, 2016 CJ rated it it was amazing
This book taught me a lot about prayer when my curiosity first lead me to my calling as a prayer warrior. This book, along with the study guide, answers a lot of common questions about prayer and dispells many misconceptions. The book helped me understand how powerful my prayers really are.
Cedric Walker
This is not just about prayer but building intimacy with God

I recommend this book for every believer who's looking to enrich their prayer life, entertain God's presence and evolve deeper into kingdom living.
Sharon Hillam
Apr 17, 2015 Sharon Hillam rated it really liked it
Shelves: paper-book
This might be the most underlined book I own! One of the best books on prayer I've ever read.
O Harry
Jun 06, 2015 O Harry rated it it was amazing
A great piece, every Christian should read this book
Nov 29, 2007 Emily rated it it was ok
He's getting two stars because this made me THINK, which made for an interesting bible study. It's not getting more than that because I have to believe it's a little heretical. There were some things I definitely did not agree with, as I'm not quite a proponent of the health-and-wealth gospel.
Kelly russell
Jan 28, 2008 Kelly russell rated it it was amazing
I am learning a lot about prayer. This is a great book to understanding what prayer really is. I started rereading it after putting it down for some time. I think now was the perfect time for me to pick it up again! It's a real eye-opener.
Uncle David
Nov 06, 2008 Uncle David rated it it was amazing
I learned how to pray properly. So many of us don't know how to pray the proper way.
Danyelle Scroggins
Jun 17, 2015 Danyelle Scroggins rated it it was amazing
Awesome Book! Just like all of the other material Dr. Munroe has left behind!
Feb 27, 2008 Melissa marked it as to-read
I would be willing to let go of this book if someone would like to read it.
Great!.....When we pray God moves...when we are not...God will not move also...
Tim Plett
Sep 11, 2015 Tim Plett rated it liked it
Shelves: christian, prayer
This was a reread. I'm sorry but I really have nothing to say.
J Caban
May 11, 2013 J Caban rated it really liked it
Boom! God and you most be Agree for business of Earth!
Eugene Fields,
Jul 03, 2008 Eugene Fields, rated it it was amazing
This is a must read for everyone!
Rikash Pradhan
Sep 30, 2013 Rikash Pradhan is currently reading it
I believe this book will help lots
Mbithe Justus
Dec 21, 2015 Mbithe Justus marked it as to-read
The best ever book to read
Ade Ola
Aug 28, 2016 Ade Ola rated it it was amazing
Powerful! Glory!!!
Jan 07, 2010 Luis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
la oracion es el ejercicio de nuestra autoridad sobre la tierra al darle a Dios
la libertad de intervenir en los asuntos terrenales
Temitope marked it as to-read
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