During those years, the world certainly hasn't slowed down. If anything, the pace, intensity and number of distractions have only increased. Brokenness and pain seem to have increased as well, with news of civil war, poverty, broken families and sex-trafficking touching us daily. The urgent need for prayer is clear, but busyness still keeps many of us from finding time to pray.
Two truths haven't changed in all these years: God is the same powerful, just, holy God he's always been; and true prayerprayer that changes us and allows us to participate in God's work in the worldcan't happen on the fly. So Bill Hybels once again offers us his practical, time-tested ideas on slowing down to pray. Revised throughout and including a new introduction and new chapter on prayer and compassion for the world, this twentieth-anniversary edition of Too Busy Not to Pray calls both young and old to make prayer a priority, and broadens our vision for what our eternal, powerful God does when his people slow down to pray.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsIntroduction to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition
God Calls Us Into His Presence
1. God of Peace, God of Power
2. God Is Willing
3. God Is Able
God Invites Us to Talk With Him
4. Heart-Building Habits
5. Praying Like Jesus
6. A Pattern for Prayer
7. Mountain-Moving Prayer
God Breaks Down the Barriers Between Us
8. The Hurt of Unanswered Prayer
9. Prayer Busters
10. Cooling Off on Prayer
God Speaks to our Hearts
11. Slowing Down to Pray
12. The Importance of Listening
13. How to Hear God?s Promptings
God Prompts Us To Action
14. What to Do with Promptings
15. Living in God's Presence
16. The Needs Around Us
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
A Guide for Private or Group Prayer
What People are Saying About This
"Everyone learns from models, and Bill Hybels not only shows how he prays but also helps us understand prayer. We are busy and we are getting busier! In Too Busy Not to Pray, you'll not only be inspired, but you'll have a guidebook for prayer for the rest of your life!"
Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life
"You cannot read this book without praying more, and praying better. It is thoughtful, clear, compelling and challenging--Bill at his best!"
John Ortberg, pastor and author, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church