When You Don't Know What to Pray: How to Talk to God about Anything [NOOK Book]

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It's easy to pray for others' needs. If God takes a long time in answering--or answers with a no--it's easier to take. Far more difficult is focusing on your own needs, when sometimes you don't get the answers you want. What do you pray when life gets hard or even unbearable? When you lose a spouse or a child? When your health deteriorates? When your spiritual life seems barren? Linda Evans Shepherd knows what it's like to pray in the most dire of circumstances. She shows readers the how, what, and when of ...
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When You Don't Know What to Pray: How to Talk to God about Anything

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Overview

It's easy to pray for others' needs. If God takes a long time in answering--or answers with a no--it's easier to take. Far more difficult is focusing on your own needs, when sometimes you don't get the answers you want. What do you pray when life gets hard or even unbearable? When you lose a spouse or a child? When your health deteriorates? When your spiritual life seems barren? Linda Evans Shepherd knows what it's like to pray in the most dire of circumstances. She shows readers the how, what, and when of praying for themselves. As she takes readers through her own prayer journey and the stories of others, they will be encouraged and equipped to pray for themselves in any circumstance. They'll also find that whether or not God changes their circumstances, he will use prayer to change them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441207692
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 3,588
  • File size: 524 KB

Meet the Author

Linda Evans Shepherd is an award-winning author, a successful speaker, and a radio personality. The president of Right to the Heart Ministries, she is also coauthor of the Potluck Club books and the Potluck Catering Club series.
Linda Evans Shepherd is the author of over thirty books including When You Don't Know What to Pray: How to Talk to God about Anything and When You Can't Find God: How to Ignite the Power of His Presence, and the co-author of the popular series the Potluck Club and the Potluck Catering Club. Linda is an international speaker and media personality and is the creator of RightToTheHeart.tv and appears as a frequent host of Daystar's Denver Celebration.

She's the leader of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and president of the nonprofit ministry Right to the Heart, which has seen over 500,000 people come to faith. She's married and has two children. For more, visit www.sheppro.com.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 8

Introduction: Beyond the Prayer of Jabez 9

1 Project Prayer 13

2 The Five Keys to Power Prayer 25

3 What to Pray for Yourself 42

4 What to Pray to Help You Realize God's Presence 58

5 What to Pray When Your Burdens Are Heavy 72

6 What to Pray When You've Been Betrayed 90

7 What to Pray When Everything Goes Wrong 105

8 What to Pray in Difficult Financial Situations 116

9 Praying for Others 130

10 Can We Really Trust God with Our Prayers? 144

11 Why God Answers 158

12 Our Response 174

Conclusion: Discovering Joy 187

Notes 193

Reader's Guide: When You Don't Know What to Pray 195

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  • Posted February 19, 2010

    You Can Talk to God about Anything!

    I think we'd all admit that there is no shortage of needs to pray for/about, but at times we struggle with just how to do it. What do we say? How do we say it? What's the most effective approach? Are our prayers reaching beyond the ceiling to God's ears, or are they just empty words bouncing back at us and mocking our efforts?
    Author and speaker Linda Evans Shepherd has tackled this common topic in her practical yet poignant new book When You Don't Know What to Pray: How to Talk to God About Anything. Because Linda is herself a deeply committed woman of prayer, driven to that place by desperate circumstances and her abiding faith in a merciful God, her words ring true and her advice is solid.
    If you and/or someone you know struggle with effective prayer, consider getting a copy of this book for personal study--and get a copy (or two!) for someone else who needs it. Then watch and see what our faithful God will do!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Amazing

    This book can be eye-opening and life-changing thats for sure. I havent even finished it and am recommending it to family members and friends. Strengthen your prayer life!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Excellent

    A good guide in teaching principles of prayer

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Simple read with a HUGE impact!

    Words cannot describe what this book did for my prayer life. After reading it, I realized that my idea of prayer was so wrong and it helped me to see what God really intends for prayer to be. I recommend this book to all who are confused about prayer, or just want to have a better prayer life!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Wonderful and powerful

    Some books come at the time you really need them and this is one of those books. I am not a religious person, I chose to have a one on one relationship with God. With that said I found the writers use of scripture wonderfully used in making her point with out it being over the top.
    Reading this book reminded me what I had lost in my relationship with god and reminded me how I prayed to him all the time just in everyday conversation with him.
    This little gem put me right back into the relationship I had before and I see and feel my life changing because of it.
    I continue to read it for inspiration.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Great book

    Great topics

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  • Posted July 7, 2010

    No beating around the bush here!

    Gettin' down and gettin' prayerful! Linda Evans Shepherd encourages readers and teaches us how to stay faithful in prayer when life gets weird in her book, "When You Don't Know What to Pray." Practical and oh so powerful!

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

    Highly recommend

    This is a wonderful book,well written and easy to read, containing everything you would ever want to know about prayer and praying. It is a book I know I will continue to return to and use, both in my personal prayer life and as a reference tool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Please pray for me

    I need help from getting away from lieing to my father

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Good

    Love it

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