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Can I be honest with God when I pray?
If we look at the Old Testament, the answer is surely yes. From the exuberant praise of Moses and Miriam to the desperate cries of Jeremiah, the First Testament is rich with heartfelt prayers to our Father. These eight studies from Lynne M. Baab, based on prayers from seven Old Testament books, invite you to meet our mighty, loving God in fresh ways, bringing all of who you are to him.
About the Author
Lynne M. Baab is the author of multiple books and Bible studies. A Presbyterian minister, she completed a Ph.D. in communication at the University of Washington in 2007 and moved with her husband to Dunedin, New Zealand, where she is a lecturer in pastoral theology at the University of Otago.
Lynne is the author of eight books, including A Renewed Spirituality, Sabbath Keeping, Fasting, Sabbath, Personality Type in Congregations, Embracing Midlife, Beating Burnout in Congregations, Reaching Out in a Networked World: Expressing Your Congregation's Heart and Soul and Friending. She is also the author of three LifeGuide Bible Studies.
Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Prayers of the Old Testament
1 A Prayer of Moses: Praising God for Doing Wonders (Exodus 15:1-18)
2 A Prayer of Hannah: Praising God for Turning Things Upside Down (1 Samuel 2:1-10)
3 A Prayer of Samuel: Prayer as Listening (1 Samuel 3:1-14)
4 A Prayer of Solomon: Interceding for Our Needs and the Needs of Others (1 Kings 8:22-53)
5 A Prayer of Isaiah: Confession and Commissioning (Isaiah 6:1-13)
6 A Prayer of Jeremiah: Bringing Every Emotion to God (Jeremiah 20:1-18)
7 A Prayer of Jonah: Praying in Desperate Situations (Jonah 2:1-10)
8 A Prayer of Habakkuk: Trusting God in Spite of Circumstances (Habakkuk 3:1-19)