The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus
What Jesus Prayed and How It Can Change Your Life Today
A Comprehensive Guide to the Prayer Life of Jesus
Prayer was essential to Jesus. Yet many Christians are familiar only with the Lord's Prayer, unaware Jesus modeled a rich prayer life. We can learn so much from his simple, vulnerable examples.
With warmth and insight, Janet Holm McHenry leads an engaging, vivid journey through the fourteen recorded prayers of Jesus as well as his practices and teachings on prayer. This unique, comprehensive guide provides
· Background, context, and a detailed look at each prayer
· Jesus' instructions for and habits of prayer
· Scripture-based prayers along with questions for personal or group use
Following Jesus' example, you will grow closer to the Father and find strength for your challenges.
"If you long to pray more effectively, read this book. . . . Janet reveals the secrets of connecting with God in an intimate, ongoing way. You'll learn how to listen to God's voice, deal with temptation, pray for specific needs, and practice forgiveness. Every Christian needs this book."--Carol Kent, speaker and author
Janet McHenry is the author of twenty-three books, including the bestselling PrayerWalk. Featured on radio and in magazines, including Health and Family Circle, Janet is known for prayerwalking her small town in the Sierra Valley, where she and her husband, Craig, raised four children. She coordinates the prayer ministries at The Bridge Church in Reno, organizes an annual prayerwalk, and loves speaking about developing a deeper relationship with her prayer teacher, Jesus.
"If you long to pray more effectively, read this book. Based on the prayers of Jesus, Janet reveals the secrets of connecting with God in an intimate, ongoing way. You'll learn how to listen to God's voice, deal with temptation, pray for specific needs, and practice forgiveness. Every Christian needs this book."
Carol Kent, speaker and author
"Prayer is the key to responding to the love God poured out in His Word. Prayer is the power to love, the power to obey, the power to walk out our faith and calling. For us, prayer has been the super glue to keep us happily married and in ministry for almost four decades. And with everything in life, when you want to learn or improve or hone a skill, you go to the Master, the One who is the best. And Jesus is that Chief Expert. Janet McHenry, in The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus, has made the prayers of Christ come alive, and she has also laid the path for all of us to pray, and see answers to prayer, by learning a Christlike model that can draw each of us closer to the heart of our Creator, Abba Father."
Pastor Bill Farrel and Pam Farrel, co-directors of Love-Wise, authors of forty-five books including Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti, The 10 Best Decisions a Couple Can Make, and A Couple's Journey with God
"The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus more than lives up to its name. Not only is it wonderfully complete--relishing the substance of all of the Savior's teaching on prayer--it is also a fantastic guide. Readers will be instructed, inspired, and motivated like never before to follow Jesus in a life of prayer. Great for groups. Highly recommended."
Bill Giovannetti, senior pastor, Neighborhood Church, Redding, CA
"As a very busy mom of ten kids, I know I wouldn't survive this life journey without a continual lifestream of prayer. I was delighted, then, to find Janet McHenry's book that shows us how Jesus communicated with his heavenly Father. You will be blessed to find everything about Jesus' prayer life in this book--everything he taught about prayer as well as all of his prayers and prayer practices. Learning more about Jesus' prayer life has helped me lift up my family as we walk out life together."
Tricia Goyer, bestselling author of more than sixty books, including Walk It Out: The Radical Result of Living God's Word One Step at a Time
"Every good teacher finds a way to make a subject come to life in the midst of the important details. Janet is a good teacher. She takes us deeper into the meaning and application of the prayers of Jesus. The effect of this book is more than the acquiring of knowledge. You will feel compelled to pray, and as you do, align your heart with the themes and words found in Christ's prayers."
Robin Jones Gunn, bestselling author of Praying for Your Future Husband and Victim of Grace
"When I want to become better in any subject, I look for an expert in that area. Janet has written about the value of prayerwalking in her previous books. What I love most about this book is that Janet went to the expert on prayer, Jesus Christ, and studied how he prayed. As we study when and how Jesus prayed we will learn the secrets of powerful praying."
Carole Lewis, First Place 4 Health director emeritus, author of Give God a Year, Change Your Life Forever
"Have you ever echoed the disciple's request, 'Lord, teach us to pray'? Could your own prayer life use some tweaking or, better yet, an infusion of power and purpose? Then join me in welcoming Janet McHenry's new book The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus: What Jesus Prayed and How It Can Change Your Life Today. Through a lifetime journey of drawing near to God in prayer, McHenry lifts up more than a dozen different instances in the life of Jesus when he prayed intentionally--in times of praise, crisis, temptation, despair, trouble, and personal struggle, for friends, forgiveness, blessing, and provision. In this abundance of biblical teaching, we discover not only how to pray but also how to apply these scriptural principles to our own lives. This is the beauty of the author's authentic stories of grappling with prayer in the trenches of marriage, parenthood, teaching, and writing--if she can do it, so can we! My favorite parts were her biblically based prayers that so beautifully concluded and summarized each chapter--I will be praying those even after I've finished the book. If you really want to ignite your prayer life, look no further than Jesus himself and let Janet McHenry's wonderful new book be your guide."
Lucinda Secrest McDowell, author of Ordinary Graces and Dwelling Places
"The author beautifully weaves together examples from her life with those of Jesus in his, reminding us that God hears and answers our prayers, regardless of the situation. This practical and inspirational book will inspire and renew your prayer life."
Karen O'Connor, author of When God Answers Your Prayers: Inspiring Stories of How God Comes Through in the Nick of Time
"Practical, thought-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."
Cynthia Ruchti, author of more than twenty books, including A Fragile Hope and As My Parents Age
"Let Janet Holm McHenry's The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus lead you not only into deeper prayer experiences but into a deeper relationship with Jesus himself."
Linda Evans Shepherd, author of When You Don't Know What to Pray
"What a beautiful and intimate look at prayer from the life of Jesus! This book will not only stir and challenge you toward a life of prayer, it will give you tools to cultivate a living, ongoing conversation with the One who loves you more than you could possibly know."
Joanna Weaver, author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
"Janet McHenry has a way of always motivating me to pray. Her latest book, The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus, will encourage you to raise your prayer life to a new level in both practical and personal ways as you learn from the Master himself."
Bill West, senior pastor, The Bridge Church, Reno, NV
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