Rick D. Padgett's 2013 book, Get Prayer and Get It All endorsed by Karen Covell, founding director of Hollywood Prayer Network, is a powerful, interactive study on prayer. The devotional style study began as a year-long experiment where Padgett and a friend committed to select a passage of scripture a week for discussion and pray for God's guidance and teaching. The incredible results are captured in this book.
He uses "all" in the title and throughout the book to illustrate significant life-changing moments, such as when he encountered Christ at age 18 and his daughter's birth. He couldn't know that tiny scrap of a girl swaddled in blankets would become the "master of his universe" until he saw her. He calls those moments, "ALL exchanges" where something of great value is recognized.
Fatherhood also taught him the joy of giving himself in ways he never had before. He writes, "That wrinkly little bundle with a head full of wet ringlets, swirled in a mousse of amniotic fluid...assumed her role as queen of my heart." His overwhelming response prompted the thought, Wow, God! Do you really feel this way about me like I do about her?
For the first time he saw God's devotion to His children from a Father's perspective, a Father who's eager to say yes to His child, just as he was eager to say yes to his daughter. Padgett's new perspective redefined his understanding of God as a Father and changed his prayer life.
This small book with a big message about God as a Father and the importance of prayer is written with a dash of humor and a healthy dose of wisdom. Chapters, enhanced by scripture, personal examples and stories, end with first-person, heart-felt prayers, questions to reflect on and suggested scripture readings.
In David Sanford's "Christian Post" Q&A Interview Padgett explains how his initial one-on-one prayer experiment grew into an empowering prayer group nicknamed "Forge 218." The group combined Genesis 2:18 about man and isolation with the first and second commandments, added obedience and prayer to forge a new name and new understanding of why "It is not good for man to be alone" in life or in prayer.
Padgett's book is an excellent choice for individual or group use. Click on the links to purchase a copy, request a free pdf copy from firstname.lastname@example.org or to learn more about Westgate Ministries House of Prayer, or to read Rick D. Padgett Blog.
Get Prayer and get it all, by Rick D. Padgett, CreateSpace—2013, 118 Pages, 978-1492946304, $10.00
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Prayer and Get It All got me more excited about prayer than I've been for a long time..." from the Foreword by Karen Covell, Founding Director, Hollywood Prayer Network - - "Rick Padgett has done a phenomenal job of connecting the dots between prayer and every other area of the Christian life and walk..." Brandon Cox, Editor, www.Pastors.com and Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox.
Prayer, Praise & Promises: A Daily Walk Through the Psalms, by Warren W Wiersbe
The Psalms have always been a special source of inspiration, comfort, and strength for believers. In his classic Prayer, Praise & Promises, beloved teacher Warren Wiersbe offers readers a daily dose of the Psalms and all of the instruction, motivation, inspiration, and blessings they provide.
Unavailable for the past decade, this Wiersbe favorite is now repackaged for a new generation hungry for God's Word.
The Complete Works of E. M. Bounds: Power Through Prayer, Prayer and Praying Men, The Essentials of Prayer, The Necessity of Prayer, The Possibilities ... Purpose in Prayer, The Weapon of Prayer, by E.M. Bounds
Collected here in this 8-in-1 omnibus edition are all of E. M. Bounds' powerful books. No one else wrote with such power and authority on prayer. These classic books continue to inspire and instruct us on all aspects of prayer and its uses in everyday Christian life.
"Prayer has to do with the entire man. Prayer takes in man in his whole being, mind, soul and body. It takes the whole man to pray, and prayer affects the entire man in its gracious results. As the whole nature of man enters into prayer, so also all that belongs to man is the beneficiary of prayer. All of man receives benefits in prayer. The whole man must be given to God in praying. The largest results in praying come to him who gives himself, all of himself, all that belongs to himself, to God. This is the secret of full consecration, and this is a condition of successful praying, and the sort of praying which brings the largest fruits." -E. M. Bounds
Authority in Prayer: Praying with Power and Purpose, by Dutch Sheets
Who Is In Charge? This question is at the heart of all conflict on earth. In this powerful book, bestselling author Dutch Sheets reminds believers that God is in charge and He intends His people to be overcomers. You don't need to allow sin, Satan or the circumstances of life to keep you from God's amazing promises. Authority in Prayer shows you how you can take hold of God's promises and change your world through prayer.
The Power of Simple Prayer: How to Talk with God about Everything, by Joyce Meyer
Prayer transforms lives every day. But for those who pray, how many truly understand its power? In her straightforward and profound style beloved by millions worldwide, Joyce Meyer reveals the incredible force that comes through the simple act of prayer. By explaining the keys to unanswered prayers, the hindrances to prayer's effectiveness, and the Bible's role in prayer,
Joyce gives readers a new perspective on how best to communicate with God. She reveals that through prayerful conversation comes the ability to be successful in life, strong at heart, and sincere with others. Simple prayer, powerful results.
The Prayer That Changes Everything® Book of Prayers: The Hidden Power of Praising God, by Stormie Omartian
Bestselling author Stormie Omartian presents heartfelt prayers from her newest book, The Prayer That Changes Everything™. Small enough to keep in purse or pocket for quick conversations with God, this book will help unlock the power of prayer in readers' lives. They'll come away understanding as never before
- how God's great love for them makes their lives complete
- how lifting up praise unlocks God's delivering power into their circumstances
- how right it is to offer adoration and exaltation to the One so worthy of worship
Readers by the millions have loved the power and insight of Stormie's books on prayer. She now touches their lives with the truth and hope found in a heart that worships God.
Prayer, the Great Adventure, by Dr. David Jeremiah
In this re-release of a Gold Medallion award-winner, Dr. David Jeremiah addresses the challenges to prayer that we all face and the answers to prayer we often miss. He gently encourages us to take the first steps toward fostering a rewarding relationship with God. Drawing from his insightful prayer journals, Dr. Jeremiah shares his personal experiences - both blessings and struggles - teaching us how to embark on the most satisfying of trips, the great adventure of prayer.
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears, by Mark Batterson
According to Pastor Mark Batterson in his book, The Circle Maker, 'Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn't just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It's a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us.'
Do you ever sense that there's far more to prayer, and to God's vision for your life, than what you're experiencing? It's time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker---a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people.
What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart's deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.
Praying Circles around Your Children, by Mark Batterson
Mark Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your prayer life by giving you a new vocabulary and a new methodology. You'll see how prayer is your secret weapon.
Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that will not only help you pray for your kids, but also pray through your kids. Batterson teaches about how to create prayer lists unique to your family, claim God-inspired promises for your children, turn your family circle into a prayer circle, and discover your child's life themes. And he not only tells you how, he illustrates why. As Batterson says, 'I realize that not everyone inherited a prayer legacy like I did, but you can leave a legacy for generations to come. Your prayers have the power to shape the destiny of your children and your children's children. It's time to start circling.'