Talking with My Father: Jesus Teaches on Prayer

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Pray your way to a deeper relationship with God.
 
For Jesus, prayer was as necessary as breathing. If the Son of God felt such a great need for contact with the Father, how much more do we!
            But why do we need to pray? God, who knows everything, knows our needs. Why do we need to tell Him what He already knows? This is one of the most ...

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Overview

Pray your way to a deeper relationship with God.
 
For Jesus, prayer was as necessary as breathing. If the Son of God felt such a great need for contact with the Father, how much more do we!
            But why do we need to pray? God, who knows everything, knows our needs. Why do we need to tell Him what He already knows? This is one of the most basic misunderstandings about prayer. We think the purpose of prayer is to give information to God: “Lord, I need this and I need that”—when in reality the purpose of prayer is to conform us to His will.
            Prayer doesn’t change God. Prayer changes us. It changes our attitude from complaint to praise. It enables us to participate in God’s eternal plan. It makes us aware of our total inadequacy—and God’s infinite sufficiency.
            Join beloved Bible teacher Ray Stedman as he leads you through the prayer life of our Savior and shows how Jesus taught us what it means to have direct, personal fellowship with God and how to move deeper into fellowship with Him through prayer.
            Pray your way to a deeper relationship with God.
 
RAY C. STEDMAN (1917–1992) was pastor of the Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, for forty years. He is the author of over twenty books, including Adventuring Through the Bible, The Fight of Faith, Friend of God, and his classic Body Life, about the purpose of the church.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572930278
  • Publisher: Discovery House Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/1997
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 833,954
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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Ray C. Stedman (1917–1992) was one of the great pastors, expositors, and spiritual leaders of the twentieth century. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, he was pastor of the Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, for forty years. With over twenty books to his credit, from Spiritual Warfare to his insightful commentary Adventuring Through the Bible, Stedman spanned the experiences of the Christian life with his writing. His book Body Life had a tremendous impact on the church in the twentieth century.
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Table of Contents

Part One

1. Why Pray? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

2. The Nature of Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

3. How Jesus Prayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

4. The Pattern of Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

5. When Prayer Becomes Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

Part Two

6. Prayer’s Certainties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

7. Praying Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

8. The Holy Spirit and Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

Part Three

9. The True Lord’s Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

10. Prayer’s Possibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158

11. Christ Prays for You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

                    12. The Prayer for Unity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2006

    Excellent

    If you want to get closer in your relationship with Christ, first read the bible, second read this book. An awesome read and application for daily living. Stedman speaks right to the heart. Highly recomended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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