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Praying Backwards: Transform Your Prayer Life by Beginning in Jesus' Name by [Chapell, Bryan]
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Christians often say, "In Jesus' name" to close their prayers. But is this truly a desire of the heart or a perfunctory "Yours Truly" to God? Bryan Chapell says we should begin our prayers in Jesus' name-we should be Praying Backwards. In this practical and inspiring book, he shows readers that to truly pray in Jesus' name is to reorder one's priorities in prayer-and in life-away from oneself and towards Jesus and his kingdom. It is to pray believing in the power and the goodness of the One who hears, and thus to pray boldly, expectantly, and persistently. Readers seeking to transform their prayer lives will find wonderful direction in "Praying Backwards".

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"In Jesus' Name, Amen."
Like the closing credits of a movie, these familiar words provide a signal that a prayer has come to an end. But what does it mean to offer our prayers in Jesus' name? Though we say the words, do we really mean them? And how would the content and character of our prayers change if we did?
Praying Backwards introduces believers to the transforming process of beginning our prayers in Jesus' name-not by moving a simple phrase, but by understanding and embracing the meaning behind the phrase. To truly pray in Jesus' name is to reorder our priorities in prayer-and in life-away from ourselves and toward Jesus and his kingdom. It is to pray, "Not my will, but your will be done." It is to pray boldly, expectantly, and persistently. If you want to revolutionize your prayer life, begin by Praying Backwards.

"Across the years I have learned so much from Bryan Chapell that I thought the laws of mathematics would keep me from learning much more. But it happened again!"-Calvin Miller, author; professor, Beeson Divinity School
"Finally, here is a book on prayer that puts the person of our Lord before the petitions on our lists."-Scotty Smith, senior pastor, Christ Community Church, Franklin, Tennessee
"With careful exposition of Scripture and helpful applications to daily life, Bryan Chapell encourages all of us to 'pray and not lose heart' (Luke 18:1)."-Jerry Bridges, author and speaker


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1520 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0801065275
  • Publisher: Baker Books (1 July 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007KOI01A
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #204,681 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Since prayer is one of the greatest challenges for the followers of the Lord Jesus every help we can receive is greatly appreciated. This book helps us see that the phrase "in Jesus name" is no mere tag line but integral to every prayer.
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I highly recommend this book to all sincere christians. It has opened a new way of praying for me which explains the true meaning of prayer. Ron King
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This book reminds us to take prayer seriously and to think about how we pray. It is an essential read for anyone who wants to take prayer seriously.
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This is a very good piece of work for all disillusioned Christians experiencing doubt about the powers and merits of prayers. I will highly recommend it to every serious Christian trying their utmost best to get through to God.
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