On Bended Knee Review

Book Review: 

On Bended Knee: Praying Like Prophets, Warriors, and Kings is an 8-week Bible study by Crickett Keeth. Keeth is the Women’s Ministry Director at First Evangelical Church in Memphis Tenneessee, and is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.

When I’m struggling with anxiety and depression, I struggle to pray (most people do, I’m sure). On Bended Knee has helped me focus on Scripture, and use it as an example to improve my prayer life. This is probably my favorite Bible study from Moody Publishers (so far)!

Each week is five days, and each study takes around 15-30 minutes, give or take. Each day opens with an introduction paragraph followed by a prayer, and a few pages of questions, and a quote by an author or theologian. Every day focuses on a few verses, but there are times you will need to flip to other verses. I think I’ve mentioned this in previous study reviews by Moody, but I really wish the verses were printed in the book.

Week 1 is over the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). Keeth breaks down a couple lines of the prayer every day, and asks reflective questions, and gives suggestions for our prayers.
Week 2 is over Paul’s prayer of intercession in Ephesians 3:14-21.
Week 3 is on Job’s prayers. This week focuses on Job 1, Job 3:1-26, Job 10, Job 38, and Job 42. Out of all the weeks, this one was probably my favorite because Job has a great message, and is often overlooked.
Week 4 is on Hannah’s prayer in 1 Samuel chapters 1 and 2, and Mary’s Magnificat in Luke 1:39-55. At the end of this week, Keeth mentions how she prayed for a husband for years until she realized God wanted her undivided devotion to be more effective in ministry.
Week 5 is over David’s prayers of lament in Psalm 25.
Week 6 is on Asa’s prayer in 2 Chronicles 14-16, and Psalm 27.
Week 7 covers Jehoshaphat’s prayer in 2 Chronicles 17 and 20.
The 8th and final week is on Nehemiah’s prayer of boldness in Nehemiah 1 and 2.

Thank you to Moody Publishers for sending me a free copy to review. I really enjoyed this one, and highly recommend it!