Christian Prayer For Dummies

Christian Prayer For Dummies

by Richard Wagner


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Christian Prayer For Dummies by Richard Wagner

Advice and examples help you find your own prayer style

Discover how prayer works and why you need it now more thanever

Do you want to pray, but you're not sure how? This friendly guideexplains the different kinds of prayer - revealing how and why topray and how to discern God's answers. You'll see how to overcomehindrances, how to use a journal, and how to pray on your own.Discover what "Thy will be done" means and how to approach prayersthat seemingly haven't been answered.

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764555008
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/11/2002
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 569,831
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Richard Wagner is founder and writer of (, aWeb-based commentary with the purpose of challenging andencouraging Christians to earnestly live out their faith in adigital, postmodern world. Richard has served in church leadershipand teaching roles for more than a dozen years. He lives inPrinceton, Massachusettes, with his wife and three boys. You cane-mail Richard at

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Table of Contents


Part I: Signing Up for Basic Training.

Chapter 1: Discovering the Real X-Factor.

Chapter 2: Prayers: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Prayers.

Chapter 3: Relating to God: More than the Sum of All Prayers.

Chapter 4: Taking a 24/7 Prayer Adventure.

Chapter 5: The Original Christian Prayer For Dummies: The Lord'sPrayer.

Chapter 6: Revealing Prayer's Secret Recipe.

Part II: Turbocharging Your Prayers.

Chapter 7: Ready-Made or Do-It-Yourself?

Chapter 8: Looking to the Scriptures for Help.

Chapter 9: Journaling the Write Stuff.

Chapter 10: Thinking Fast.

Chapter 11: Helping You Out: Prayer Enhancers.

Chapter 12: Avoiding the Potholes to Prayer.

Part III: Praying Well with Others.

Chapter 13: Going Nuclear (Family, That Is).

Chapter 14: Praying in Small Groups.

Chapter 15: Overcoming the Yadda Yadda Yadda: Effective PublicPrayer.

Part IV: Tackling Some Tough Issues.

Chapter 16: Thy Will Be Done.

Chapter 17: Ask and It Shall Be Given.

Chapter 18: Lost Prayers.

Chapter 19: Hearing That Voice in the Cornfield.

Chapter 20: Healing in a Modern World.

Chapter 21: Getting Tongue-Tied.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Prayers for Ten Occasions When You Need It Most.

Chapter 23: Ten or So Prayers to Teach Children.

Chapter 24: Ten Retreats and Ten Pilgrimages.

Chapter 25: Ten-Plus Recommended Web Sites.


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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After I got over the fact that this book was "for dummmies," I decided to give it a go. It's great! Very thorough, cognizant of different Christian traditions, all in all a good and enlightening read.