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“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” (Ephesians 6:18, NLT)

There we have it. We are to pray at all times for all things for all believers. Everywhere. Everything.

Every single aspect of life can be affected or impacted by the power of prayer. Most of us would readily agree. So why can prayer be such a struggle at times?

There are times when a need strikes or emotions run high when we just cannot think clearly. Yet those are the moments we desperately need a Scripture to hold onto for hope and courage. It is then, we need to pray the most.

978-1-4964-0950-8In his book, PrayerPoints: Praying God’s Promises at Your Point of Need, Ken Petersen has compiled Scriptures and prayers to guide us in our time of need. This little book contains 250 entries addressing 170 varied topics.

There is a description of the of the emotion or problem faced. Each topic includes Scriptures pertaining to the need and a prayer. There is also a little action point after each prayer which gives opportunity to sit and listen for God’s voice and direction.

The topics are arranged in alphabetical order making this a resource not only wonderful for personal use but one that is a quick “go-to” when looking for encouragement to give to others. Some of the topics included are abandonment, addiction, adversity, insecurity, physical ailments, relational problems, disappointment with God, finding the will of God, and fatigue.

There is also a guide to prayer topics and a Scripture index located in the back of the book for quick and easy access in ministering to others.

The book is bound in a beautiful imitation leather which is sure to hold up as this will be a book used for years to come by each reader.


***Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I am disclosing this as required by Federal Trade Commission.

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