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Offering Christians encouragement and advice for reinvigorating their prayer lives, this practical resource outlines a foolproof plan for praying through the Bible—turning the duty of prayer into delight.
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About the Author
Donald S. Whitney (PhD, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa) is professor of biblical spirituality and associate dean at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has written several books, including Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Don blogs regularly at BiblicalSpirituality.org.
Table of Contents
1 The Problem 11
2 The Solution 23
3 The Method 29
4 More about the Method 33
5 Praying the Psalms 45
6 Praying Other Parts of the Bible 55
7 The Most Important Part of This Book 63
8 Evaluating the Experience 65
9 What Have We Learned? 79
10 The Examples of George Mueller, Jesus on the Cross, and Christians in the Book of Acts 81
Appendix 1 "Psalms of the Day" Chart 91
Appendix 2 Praying the Bible with a Group 93
General Index 101
Scripture Index 105
What People are Saying About This
“Don Whitney’s suggestion to pray the Bible has made a huge contribution to my devotional life. This little book is explosive and powerful. Read it ready to experience a great step forward in your walk with Christ and in your commitment to prayer.”
—R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“My walk with the Lord has often been strengthened and encouraged by Don Whitney’s writing. Now he reminds us of the value of using Scripture as a prompt and basis for our prayers. This is a particularly helpful tool for those of us who often struggle to know what and how to pray or whose minds tend to wander during private prayer. This book will surely help many refresh their time with the Lord.”
—Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, author; Bible teacher; host, Revive Our Hearts
“If you are looking for a book to teach you not only to pray but also to invigorate your intimacy with God through prayer, this is the one. I highly recommend this book written by a man who has instructed thousands of people about spiritual disciplines in academic circles and in church settings. My soul has been nourished as I have sat under Whitney’s teaching, especially on the topic of prayer. You and I need this book. You will be blessed in more than one way.”
—Miguel Núñez, Senior Pastor, International Baptist Church, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; President and Founder, Wisdom and Integrity Ministries
“I prayed through Psalm 23 with tears streaming down my face, asking myself, why have I not done this before? Perhaps you’ve been told to pray the Scriptures, but you haven’t because you were never taught how to. Whitney’s simple approach makes praying through the Bible accessible while also leaving space for the Word and Spirit to work in your heart. Don’t give up on prayer! Praying the Bible will help transform your prayer life.”
—Trillia Newbell, author, God’s Very Good Idea; Enjoy; and Fear and Faith
“Prayer and Scripture intake are both essential for spiritual devotion, like the left and right wings of a plane. Prayer is the Christian’s duty. It should also be the Christian’s delight. Praying the Bible will teach you to take in the joy of Scripture-led prayer.”
—H. B. Charles Jr., Pastor, Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida
“Whitney offers a wonderfully practical, pastoral, and biblical approach to prayer that relieves personal boredom and unleashes spiritual power. It’s so simple it will shock you and, at the same time, invigorate a renewed prayer life with your God.”
—Bryan Chapell, Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois
“Whitney has taught the material in this book a number of times at the WorshipGod conferences I lead. Unfailingly his has been one of the most appreciated and life-affecting seminars we’ve offered. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.”
—Bob Kauflin, Director, Sovereign Grace Music
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fantastic book!!! It is a small book, but it is powerful!