Prayer was essential to Jesus. Yet many Christians only know the Lord's Prayer, unaware of the rich, fertile prayer life he had while on earth.
With warmth and keen insight, Janet Holm McHenry takes you on an engaging, vivid journey through the 14 recorded prayers Jesus prayed as well as his teachings on prayer and his prayer practices. No matter our backgrounds or ideas about how, when, and why we should talk to God, we can learn from Jesus's simple, vulnerable examples.
This unique, comprehensive guide to the prayer life of Jesus provides background, context, and a detailed look at each one of the prayers of Jesus along with reflection questions and Scripture-based prayers. As we follow his example and take our problems to him, we will, like him, grow closer to the Father and find strength for our everyday challenges.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Jesus, Our Mentor in Prayer 15
1 Jesus Listened in Prayer 23
2 Jesus' Prayer in the Face of Temptation 37
3 Jesus' Prayer for Daily Needs 47
4 Jesus' Prayer of Praise 59
5 Jesus' Prayer of Thanksgiving 68
6 Jesus' Prayer in Trouble 78
7 Jesus' Prayer for Himself 86
8 Jesus' Prayer for Friends 97
9 Jesus' Prayer for the Church 108
10 Jesus' Prayer over Critical Decisions 118
11 Jesus' Prayer for Forgiveness 129
12 Jesus' Prayer in Abandonment 139
13 Jesus' Prayer of Submission 149
14 Jesus' Prayers of Blessing 159
Conclusion: Jesus Lives to Pray 167
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There is much more to prayer than a memorized recitation of words uttered over or a plate of food, a brief acknowledgement of God's existence at the end of the day, or a simple check in the box on a Christian's to-do list. Janet McHenry reveals the richness and beauty of prayer as a two-way conversation between God and His child in her book, The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus: What Jesus Prayed and How It Can Change Your Life Today. The Prayers of Jesus explores Christ's prayers through Janet's relatable storytelling as well as a variety of practical, do-able application steps provided at the end of each chapter. If you've ever thought of prayer as a dull, religious discipline or you long to grow in your faith through the power of prayer, I highly recommend you consider this book. It really can change your life.
Practical, throught-provoking, and worth pondering, Janet Holm McHenry’s The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus is an important resource for both the prayer newbie and the well-practiced. I’ve bookmarked the praise chart to refer to often.
In Janet’s book, The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus, she gives us not only an intimate look into the beautiful prayer life of Jesus, but she also shares transparent, believable, and powerful applications of those prayers from her own life. This book will be a welcome guide and help to your prayer life, and one that will teach you how to draw closer to the One Who is our true Prayer Mentor. It can be used individually or as a group study, with thought-provoking questions added at the end of each chapter. I received a complimentary book from the publisher but volunteered to write a review.
I've been reading this book since the beginning of summer and it has been both a blessing and a gift to my soul. Janet makes the words of Jesus real and applicable to my day to day life. Each chapter concludes with a beautiful prayer to reinforce the chapter theme and additional questions for reflection. I have been blessed by this book and you will be too.
A Master Class on Prayer This book is a powerful overview of the themes and focus of Jesus's prayers when He was here on earth. I found it both comforting and inspiring to see all the ways He connected to God in prayer, including moments when He faced temptation, when He needed to make important decisions, when He felt abandoned, and more. My favorite part was the prayers at the end of each chapter, where I could model Jesus's prayers as my own. This is one of those books that I can envision myself returning to for years to come.
“The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus” is carefully written, opening the storehouse of God’s Provision for us as it analyzes each of Jesus’ prayers as recorded in the New Testament. Janet McHenry even traces the echoes of the Psalms in Jesus’ prayers—prayers He would have learned as a child and in His growing years. Through personal stories and common circumstances McHenry highlights our need for love, compassion, help, and forgiveness that only Jesus can fill. She points out that thanks to His atoning sacrifice, we’re free to seek that help and blessed to have Jesus, who walked this earth and understands our every temptation, continually intercede for us. Using Jesus’ prayers as guides through the labyrinth of our lives, McHenry leads the reader step by step to surrender through prayer to the One who intimately knows our hearts, and intimately knows the heart of the Father. Closing this book I felt blessed, enriched and the possessor of better spiritual tools than I realized Jesus had already placed in my hands through His Word.
If the number of highlighted statements is any indication of my interest and the inspiration I received from reading this book than it's obvious The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus is a winner! Janet McHenry's writing held my interest and proved to be both inspiring and challenging - a great combination. Kendra Smiley, speaker and author of several books including the daily devotional, Mother of the Year