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Praying the Scriptures: A Field Guide for Your Spiritual Journey

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Although Christians are lovers of the Bible, not all have learned and followed the venerable Christian custom of praying directly from Scripture. In this thoroughly readable and helpful book, Evan Howard shows Christians how to recover and reap the rewards of this vital practice.

Praying the Scriptures features down-to-earth guidance on praying the Lord's Prayer and the Psalms, on praying out of the Scriptures for worship, thanksgiving, revival and personal needs. It includes a ...

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Overview

Although Christians are lovers of the Bible, not all have learned and followed the venerable Christian custom of praying directly from Scripture. In this thoroughly readable and helpful book, Evan Howard shows Christians how to recover and reap the rewards of this vital practice.

Praying the Scriptures features down-to-earth guidance on praying the Lord's Prayer and the Psalms, on praying out of the Scriptures for worship, thanksgiving, revival and personal needs. It includes a clear and thorough listing of biblical passages for a variety of prayers.

Free of gimmickry but full of practical advice, this book is for new Christians and those who desire a deeper, more biblically saturated prayer life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830822010
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,011,572
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Evan Howard is director of the Spirituality Shoppe: An Evangelical Center for the Study of Christian Spirituality, based in Montrose, Colorado. He has served as a pastor and has taught in various colleges and seminaries. He is also the author of The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality and Praying the Scriptures: A Field Guide for Your Spiritual Journey.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: A Field Guide to Biblical PrayerPart 1: A Guide to Praying the Scriptures
1. Praying the Scriptures
2. The Model Prayer of Our Lord
3. Praying the Psalms
4. Worship, Praise & Thanksgiving with the Scripture
5. Biblical Meditation
6. Petition & Intercession: Praying for Our Needs
7. Revival Prayer & Praying the Promises of Scripture
8. Confession & Self-Examination
9. Deliverance Prayer: Praying the "Enemy" Psalms
10. When Prayer Goes UnansweredPart 2: A Guide to Scriptures for Prayer
List A: Praying the Lord's Prayer (Especially for use with chapter two)
List B: Psalms Listed by Mood (Especially for use with chapters three and nine)
List C: Scripture Passages for Worship & Thanksgiving (Especially for use with chapter four)
List D: Theological Meditation (Especially for use with chapter five)
List E: Gospel Meditaiton (Especially for use with chapter five)
List F: Praying for Personal & Corporate Needs (Especially for use with chapter six)
List G: Prayers for Mercy & Revival (Especially for use with chapter seven)
List H: A Few Promises to Use in Prayer (Especially for use with chapter seven)
List I: Commandments & Scriptural Exhortations (Especially for use with chapter eight)
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