Everything is bigger in Texas-even prayer. Davis pastors the Austin Christian Fellowship church, whose attendance averages 1,100 strong and where he challenges his congregation to "pray big": praying in specifics rather than generalities and pleading with such focus as to pinpoint the exact need. Davis dissects the Lord's Prayer, telling readers that today's believers should follow the same precise pattern for every prayer offered. Analyzing Jesus' prayer, Christians can see that Christ petitioned for certain exact "targets": God's glory, God's agenda, God's provision, relational health and God's protection. Davis encourages fellow intercessors to begin developing a prayer discipline that beseeches God's favor for the mundane as well as the miraculous, for the rejuvenation of the spiritually dead and for unifying agreement with spouses, children and even oneself. A particularly insightful section deals with effectively interceding for nonbelievers through persistent and continuous prayer, asking Jesus to have compassion on those individuals, meet them where they are, call them by name and remove any spiritual stumbling blocks from their lives. Davis's work not only urges Christians to pray, but teaches them how to do so with theological accuracy. (July)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Pray Big: The Power of Pinpoint Prayersby WillJr. Davis
"I am alive today because of the kind of bold praying you'll find in Pray Big. This important book can change your expectations about prayer, challenging you to seek God much more intimately, to ask for audacious requests more boldly, and to see big answers to prayer that change lives for eternity."--Don Piper, bestselling author, 90 Minutes in Heaven
Why do we settle for weak, vague prayers, couching our requests in words like "just be with Bob" or "bless Janet in her time of need"? God wants us to be bold and direct in our prayers. It's time to pray big to unleash the power of God in the big and the small things.
Will Davis Jr. calls this kind of specific and biblical prayer "pinpoint prayer." He offers straightforward guidance on how you can call on God with focus and confidence when praying for big miracles, small details, other people, and, yes, even yourself. He teaches you how to pray the Bible back to God and includes one hundred pinpoint prayers based directly on Scripture. Each chapter ends with questions to guide small group discussion and help you develop a more focused, passionate prayer life.
"Will Davis is onto something powerful. His honest and straightforward style has opened my eyes to untapped spiritual resources. This book has literally changed the way I pray!"--Dr. Samuel Adams, coauthor, Out of Control
"Will Davis has furnished his readers with a wonderful perspective on the relationship and communication between God and man. Pray Big has challenged my thinking, made sense of my struggle with prayer, and reminded me of God's power and promises."--Cody Carlson, businessman and former NFL quarterback
Will Davis Jr. is the founding and senior pastor of Austin Christian Fellowship, a nondenominational church in Austin, Texas. He is an avid hiker, mountain climber, and water-skier. He and his wife, Susie, have three children.
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Will Davis Jr. (DMin, Southwestern Seminary) is the founding and senior pastor of Austin Christian Fellowship, a nondenominational church in Austin, Texas. He is the author of Pray Big, Pray Big for Your Marriage, Pray Big for Your Child, Why Faith Makes Sense, and 10 Things Jesus Never Said. An avid hiker, mountain-biker, and water-skier, Davis and his wife, Susie, have three children and live in Austin, Texas. For more information about Will and his blog, visit http://willdavisjr.com.
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