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Readers will be encouraged by these thoughts on prayer and how God uses our imperfections to accomplish His will. Contributors include: The Ragamuffin Band, Michael W. Smith, Brennan Manning. Includes photos.
Hardcover, 157 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Harvest House Publishers
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Nov 18, 2008 Abe rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Rich Mullins fans
Recommended to Abe by: Garden City library
This book, written by many Christian musicians and others who knew Rich Mullins, is like Chicken Soup for the humble soul. It reminds us through stories and examples of how we are totally dependent on the mercy of God, and our prayers are best when simple, like a little child. My favorite story was probably "Praying for Rain" by Carolyn Arends about a time when she was a child and her prayers changed the weather and saved her grandpa's farm.
This book was published 14 years ago and I cherished it in my post-collegiate, early 20s. I decided to re-read this collection of essays on prayer for inspiration as I wrap up my unit on grappling with prayer in my Sunday school class. I don’t know if I’ll use any of the book this Sunday, but I was blessed by perusing the pages once again after many years. My favorite contributions were from Steve Stockman and Billy Sprague, and the reprint of the lyrics to Rich Mullins’ song “Hard to Get” in hi ...more
Ragamuffin prayers is an excellent book, especially for those who have always struggled with either being constant in prayer or fearing their prayers fall on deaf ears. It's a glimpse into the true nature of Christ's grace for broken people. This really spoke to my heart and was a comfort to know that a prayer doesn't need to be perfect, just honest. :)
My brother gave me this book fro Christmas and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I read it off and on rather than straight through which gave me time to really think about each prayer offered from the contributors. They were each a little different, but a very interesting read.