Kingdom Prayer Review

Book Review: 

Prayer. An ever-important topic in Christian life and highly important discipline in the Christian life. There are so many books on what prayer is and how to do it.

But most people treat prayer like a honey-do list or like they are making wishes. I know at one point in my life I was too. There was a time when I said what I wanted to happen. Then, I would get up and kept going with my day. I never once stopped to see what God had to say back. But prayer is so much more than that.

In this book from 2016 (yes I am late reviewing), Dr. Tony Evans seeks to exhort the reader to change our approach to prayer. Prayer is a humbling experience in approaching God. Dr. Tony Evans puts it like this, "If you want to know the temperature of your spiritual life, check the thermostat on your prayer life." This is crucial and takes me right to Revelation 3:16 when the Lord says because you are neither hot nor cold but lukewarm. The Lord speaks in terms of temperature when it comes to our walk in following Him.

So there are 16 chapters in this book broken down into 3 sections.

The first section is on the concept of prayer, what prayer is. If you have no clue what prayer is or why it is important then you want to start there. There is authority and access that comes with prayer. There is a relationship with God that comes with prayer. And prayer has to be persistent. It's not something you do as a one-off or as a last resort.

In the second section, we delve into the context of prayer, which is why we are praying. Oftentimes the only way to make it through certain circumstances and situations is through consistent prayer and communing with God.

But then comes section 3, where the heavy lifting is. See we don't mind praying, but we don't want to give up anything but sometimes a response or an answered prayer only comes through fasting while you're praying. And this section gives us clarity on fasting in this context as well as understanding other conditions for prayer. For example, chapter 14 guides us in having pure intentions with our prayer.

This book here is a MUST have. This is one of those resource books that may be read more than once and will definitely be highlighted through.

{FYI, I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.}