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Prevailing Prayer

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Examine the prayers recorded in the Bible and understand the nine essential elements of effective prayer.
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Published August 8th 1987 by Moody Publishers (first published January 1st 1987)
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Chaplain Walle
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a most powerful book on the power of prayer. It teaches the reader how to pray in the Holy Spirit and how to move the Hand of God. Of corse one of its' teaching is that we must channel our prayer int the fasion that is agreeable to God's Will for our lives. He teaches that the purpose of prayer is not to twist the Arm of God to have our own will, but rather to twist our hearts to want the Will of God.
I highly recommend this to all believers and nonbelievers alike.
Read and be blessed.
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Becky
First sentence: THOSE WHO HAVE LEFT the deepest impression on this sin-cursed earth have been men and women of prayer.

I enjoyed reading D.L. Moody's Prevailing Prayer. Prayer is one of those subjects that is always, always relevant for believers. Not all books on prayers are created equal, I've found. Prevailing Prayer is one of the good ones.

What I appreciated most about this one is how practical it is. Moody examined what the Bible had to say about prayer and showed readers how to apply what t
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Linda
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, bible-study
I’ve had this book on my TBR list for years, and finally read it. I’ve read three books on prayer this year, all good. This one is special because it was written in the 1800’s by Pastor D.L. Moody. Moody writes of many experiences with prayer, some personal. He gives us nine elements essential to prayer. He also gives us the Scripture that can be applied to our prayers. Although written hundreds of years ago, I it practical, a must read for all believers. I read the book as suggested, five or so ...more
Warren Benton
In this book Moody writes of many experiences with prayer. But one theme he talks about throughout if we are not willing to follow God our prayers will most likely never be answered. He says it many way, “We seem to go toward God, but, indeed reflect upon ourselves” , “If we have no desire to do that will, how can we call God “Our Father”.” In another portion he says, “If we should pray for the coming of God’s kingdom while we are rebelling against Him, we are only seeking for our own condemnati ...more
Lance Towers
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: prayer
Reading good books on prayer can assist us in praying. This is one of those books; may its assistance be yours!
JennanneJ
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, christianity
Excellent little book on prayer. Offers excellent references to further reading on prayer. Concise points and relevant examples.
Carol
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is from Pastor Moody who was a Pastor in the 1800's. Dr. Lutzer has Pastor Moody's prayers and he made a book with them. As Dr. Lutzer suggests you should take your time in reading it, read about five pages at a time and soak it in, well it is true - what Pastor Moody had to say was so impressionable, and it is so life-changing. You can tell that he had the ear of GOD that is for sure - he touched so many lives with his sermons. Here is a little piece of what he said, "In the prayer of ...more
Stephen
I wanted to really enjoy this book—being labeled a “Christian classic” has that effect. However, I found it a little dry and compared to other books on prayer I have read not as helpful or even more importantly moving one to a desire for prayer. It’s good but not great.
Jeanie
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Depend upon it, prayer does not mean that I am to bring God down to my thoughts and my purposes, and bend His government according to my foolish, silly, and sometimes sinful notions. Prayer means that I am to be raised up into feeling, into unison and design with Him; that I am to enter into His counsel, and carry out His purpose fully.

Moody Publishing has brought this classic back and it is timely. What does prevailing prayer mean? It is prayer that is urgent and desperate for God. Prayer is n
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Donna
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uplifting and inspiring

I gave this book five stars for a few reasons. First of all, the updating of the language and the readability of the book along with the content make it a real page turner. I bought this book because I felt my prayer-list approach to prayer had grown stagnant. As with any relationship, I didn’t want my communication with the Lord to be anything like that. I longed for fervor to come to God and make my requests known but I didn’t want it to be like I was coming to him with
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Donna
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book five stars for a few reasons. First of all, the updating of the language and the readability of the book along with the content make it a real page turner. I bought this book because I felt my prayer-list approach to prayer had grown stagnant. As with any relationship, I didn’t want my communication with the Lord to be anything like that. I longed for fervor to come to God and make my requests known but I didn’t want it to be like I was coming to him with a wish list. I wanted a ...more
Damon Gray
Moody's book on Prevailing Prayer reads more like a collection of sermons, written down verbatim as they were delivered. It was a semi-interesting read, and I appreciate the heart of Moody as he pleads (again I can hear the sermon) with the reader/hearer to abandon those things that hinder the prayer life.

Surprisingly there is very little scriptural support offered for the pleadings. Moody just assumes things to be true and states them emphatically. He will cite much anecdotal evidence and will
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Pat
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My First!

This is the first book I’ve read by the late, great D.L. Moody! I devoured it, taking copious notes on how to build godly character and integrity. From start to finish, Moody held me spellbound by his stories of faith and commitment. I could hear his clear voice and sense his heart. Here was a true person of faith; one fully consecrated to God! I will start another of his books now...I have been to school and have learned from one who took God at his word. He has challenged me in so man
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Glen
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A devout look at believing prayer through the ministry of an American titan. This book is a compilation of sermons that covers key aspects of prayer through a biblical lens that is accompanied by several inspiring anecdotes.

The book is very accessible and provocative in the style of Moody's convicting proclamation. It caused me to deepen my dedication to pray more. I recommend this work to those who already believe in the power of prayer but want to be challenged to grow in this most critical a
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Lynne
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My soul needed the convictions that came from this book. Highly recommend.
"I firmly believe that the Church of God will have to confess her own sins, before there can be any great work of grace. There must be a deeper work among God’s believing people. I sometimes think it is about time to give up preaching to the ungodly, and preach to those who profess to be Christians. If we had a higher standard of life in the Church of God, there would be thousands more flocking into the Kingdom."
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Pamela James
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent and Convicting

This book is backed by Scripture which is Truth. It will move you to look at prayer deeply and with conviction.
I recommend this book to all who want a deep abiding prayer life anchored in Christ and God the Father.
Pat Ferrer
Inspiring!

Aside from profound and bliblical perspective of what is prayer and how to do it, the book encourages the reader with testimonies from other believers. It's inspiring to know that what God can do to them, He can also do to me!!
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Katherine
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Telling

Its amazing how a book can teach so much of a lesson on how prayer and praying is supposed to work. Great scriptures to help teach an amazing part of being able to pray correctly and properly.
Ruslan
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
An old new prospective of prayer in Christian life... Really useful and interesting!
"An effective prayer of the righteous man can accomplish (really) MUCH..." James 5:16
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Ray Crow
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
God is! Prayer is powerful. With God all things are possible.
william herzog
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book on prayer

Encouraging stories, good teaching on prayer. Makes one long for the days of a Moody...needs to be read over and over
Jodi Woody
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Great classic book on prayer. I give it five stars. Must read for Christians. Very uplifting.
Sharon Burke
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!! Encouraging!!

This is a wonderful book for anyone who is believing God to save a loved one!! God most definitely answers prayers!!
Brent
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Keep praying

This book goes over the basics of prayer, deals with problem areas and closes with the challenge to prevail like,George Muller.
Lesetja
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing read on prayer I've had in a while. I totally recommend it! ...more
Susan
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very valuable contents

Much instruction and many examples (testimonies) taken from scripture and eye witness accounts are in this book. God Almighty is lifted up and glorified.
Dan Mosugu
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ever so illuminating!

A remarkable roadmap and eye-opener to effective prayer life. What a profound book by DL Moody! It's illuminating as it's powerful!
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P.J. Mills
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theology
A refreshing and convicting book on prayer.
Daniel
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With God all things are possible. All the wonderful spirit filled stories of answered prayers, especially the last testimony. " His name is savior" ...more
Adedamola Adeojo
Awesome

It's a book every Christian home should have. The explanation of how God answer individual prayers differently is quite amazing. God still answer prayers only believe
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Dwight Lyman Moody was a predominant evangelist, author, and publisher. Raised on a farm in Massachusetts, he moved first to Boston, where he converted to evangelical Christianity in 1856, and then to Chicago, where he prospered in business. He gave up business in 1860 and engaged in missionary work with the YMCA (1861-73).

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