Prayer Power: 40 Days of Learning to Pray Like George Müller (Paperback)
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Prayer is the master key that opens the door to the blessings of God. It opens the heart, opens possibilities that are impossible by natural means, and opens the door to God's presence. Through a particular and persistent kind of prayer, peace and power flow from God into our lives. The problem is that many people have an experience of prayer that is dull, unimaginative, and lacking power. Their prayer yields few answers and little peace. Jesus's disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray." Hearing Jesus pray, they knew that they needed to learn how to pray on a deeper level in order to see the miracles and transformation of persistent prayer. In the same way, we need to learn the conditions of prayer that prevail so that we can walk in faith, expect answers, and give thanks even before prayer is answered. In Prayer Power: 40 Days of Learning to Pray Like George M ller, author Brent Patrick McDougal invites you to take a forty-day journey to discover that kind of prayer. Each day features a teaching from Scripture and a story from the life of nineteenth-century pastor George M ller, one of the great heroes of our faith. Over a lifetime of ministry, M ller launched multiple orphanages that cared for more than 10,000 children. But not once did he ever ask for donations. Instead, he prayed as each need arose. Prayer Power teaches everyday people of faith how to pray with the faith of George M ller, expecting answers because our good God is waiting to meet and reward those who seek Him.
About the Author
Dr. Brent McDougal is the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville, Tennessee. Each Sunday, he speaks to about 3,000 people through in-person, television, and online worship. Brent received his B.A. in Religion/Political Science from Emory University and a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School of Samford University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Alabama, a cross-discipline study of politics and religion. Brent is the author of The River of the Soul and Faith, Hope and Politics. He has written numerous guest blog posts and articles, including "America's Spiritual Pandemic" for Christianity Today. A native of Alabama, Brent has a heart for bringing people together, cultivating atmospheres of prayer and encouraging devotion among church members as well as throughout the community at large. Prior to joining the First Baptist Church of Knoxville, he served in Alabama and Texas. In various ministry settings, Brent has been involved with launching significant prayer movements. Most recently, he started DallasPrays, an ecumenical call to city-wide prayer that included devotional writing, weekly prayer calls, and events that brought people together to pray for city transformation. Brent and his wife Jennifer have two grown children, Christopher and Emily.