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The Prayer God Answers

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Why has God not answered my prayers? What should I be praying for? If everything I prayed for came true, would I be ready?

In this spiritual classic, Eberhard Arnold mines the riches of biblical teaching on prayer and the example of Jesus, the Hebrew prophets, and the early Christians to point us back to the prayer that pleases God most - prayer that has the power to trans
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Paperback, 80 pages
Published February 1st 2016 by Plough Publishing House (first published 1913)
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Julius
Feb 14, 2016 added it
Eberhard Arnold's The Prayer God Answers, with a response essay by Richard Foster, is a brief modern spiritual classic. In it, Arnold, in his pastoral style, explores some key spiritual concepts: What should Christians pray for? Why does it seem God hasn't answered my prayer? Arnold begins with Jesus' own prayer, and highlights how Jesus' prayer life is nurtured in relationship with God and others. This biblical vision of the nature and practice of prayer is at once personal, but exposes the cul ...more
Ed
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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In "The Prayer God Answers" (by Eberhard Arnold), the author supposedly tries to answer the questions of how to pray and what to pray for. He tries to show the kinds of prayer that pleases God by showing various prayers that illustrate the opposite. He shows the kind of people who please God and whose prayers are most likely to be answered.

Unfortunately, by his examples, NOBODY qualifies unless they are as perfect as Jesus Christ. I'm afraid I, for one, don't qualify (by a lot). And as near as I
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Amanda Himes
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Eberhard Arnold lived in Germany, writing between WWI and WWII. The Nazis raided his study twice while he worked on his masterpiece, Innerland, and eventually the Christian community he established, Bruderhof, was raided by the Gestapo and closed. The community was forced to relocate in England. --from Richard Foster's Reflective Response to The Prayer God Answers

This work challenges stereotypical ideas about prayer and God's will, nearly 90 years after it was first written. For example:
*Our per
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Eberhard was born in Königsberg, East Prussia into an academic family. He studied theology but, because of his views on infant baptism and his decision to leave the Lutheran church, he was refused his degree. He changed majors to philosophy. He married Emmy von Hollander and together they dedicated their lives in obedience to God’s will. This led to the beginning of community in 1920.

Eberhard was
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