PRAYING THE BIBLE – Donald Whitney (2015)

whitPraying the Bible by Don Whitney identifies a problem that concerns prayer, namely – we pray “the same old things about the same old things.”  Whitney adds, “It seems that virtually everyone begins to pray this way sooner or later, and it is boring.  And when prayer is boring, we don’t feel like praying.  When we don’t feel like praying, it’s hard to pray, at least in any sort of focused way.”

Once the author identifies the problem, he proposes a solution:

When you pray, pray through a passage of Scripture, particularly a psalm.  

Whitney spends a good portion of the rest of the book, helping readers pray the Bible: “So basically what you are doing is taking words that originated in the heart and mind of God and circulating them through your heart and mind back to God.  By this means his words become the wings of your prayers.”

Praying the Bible is both practical and potent.  Albert Mohler describes the book as “explosive and powerful.”  Bryan Chapell  adds, “It’s so simple it will shock you and, at the same time, invigorate a renewed prayer life with you God.”  I concur with Mohler and Chapell.  Whitney’s book is a powder keg for anyone committed to the discipline of prayer  This little treasure is destined to encourage a lot of people.

Highly recommended!

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