Stormie Omartian inspires readers to open their lives to the prayer that changes everything—the prayer of praise to God. This bestselling look at prayer and worship has a fresh cover for a new audience.
Intimate conversations with God often focus on immediate needs, concern for others, and direction regarding His will, but praise requires believers to look beyond themselves and their circumstances and place their attention solely on God. Stormie shares personal stories, biblical truths, and practical guiding principles to reveal the wonders that take place when Christians offer praise in the middle of difficulties, sorrow, fear, and, yes, abundance and joy.
Study questions are incorporated into each chapter so that readers receive the opportunity to put what they learn into practice. The Prayer That Changes Everything helps them uncover the amazing power, benefit, and freedom that can be found in praising God.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.58(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.86(d)|
About the Author
Stormie Omartian is the bestselling author of the Power of a Praying® series (more than 37 million books sold). Her other books include Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On; Lead Me, Holy Spirit; Prayer Warrior; and Out of Darkness. Stormie and her husband, Michael, have been married more than 45 years. They are the parents of two married children and have two granddaughters.
Table of Contents
|What Is the Prayer That Changes Everything?||7|
|Part I||Fifteen Reasons to Praise God Now|
|Why We Need to Know God Better||29|
|1.||Because He Is My Creator||35|
|2.||Because He Is My Heavenly Father||45|
|3.||Because He Loves Me||53|
|4.||Because He Laid Down His Life for Me||61|
|5.||Because He Has Forgiven Me||69|
|6.||Because He Has Given Me His Holy Spirit||77|
|7.||Because He Gave Me His Word||87|
|8.||Because He Is a Good God||95|
|9.||Because He Is Holy||103|
|10.||Because He Is All-Powerful||113|
|11.||Because He Is with Me||123|
|12.||Because He Has a Purpose for My Life||131|
|13.||Because He Redeems All Things||141|
|14.||Because He Is the Light of the World||149|
|15.||Because He Is||159|
|Part II||Fifteen Times When Praise Is Crucial|
|When We Need to Praise God More||169|
|16.||When I Am Troubled by Negative Thoughts and Emotions||173|
|17.||When I Have Anxiety, Fear, and Discouragement||185|
|18.||When I Become Sick, Weak, or Injured||195|
|19.||When I Struggle with Doubt||203|
|20.||When I Don't See Answers to My Prayers||213|
|21.||When I Have Problems in a Relationship||223|
|22.||When I Need to Forgive||233|
|23.||When I See Things Going Wrong and I Feel Powerless||241|
|24.||When I Long to Know God's Will||251|
|25.||When I Seek Breakthrough, Deliverance, or Transformation||259|
|26.||When I Need God's Provision and Protection||267|
|27.||When I Fight Temptation to Walk in the Flesh||277|
|28.||When I Am Attacked by the Enemy||287|
|29.||When I Suffer Great Loss, Disappointment, or Failure||297|
|30.||When I Sense that All Is Well||309|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
'Worship is a choice we make. Whether we worship God or not, is always an act of our own will. Our will determines whether we make it our first reaction to things that happen to us - or don't happen to us - or a last resort. If we do not make it our first reaction, then we cannot possibly make it a way of life. And if we do not make praise a way of life, we will never experience all God has for us.' This book was a Christmas gift which I thoroughly enjoyed as I have never read any of the author's works. Stormie Omartian writting is incredible and she is bent on showing us how practical praising God and worshiping Him can affect all our lives. Because God dwells and inhabits the praises of His people we are sure that He is near, and as we send our praises up He sends His blessings down to us. There is no Praise that God the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit are unaware of. He empowers us and draws us closer to Him. When we are closer to Him we yearn to be just like Him and we get the very sense of the Kingdom. Stormie Omartian walks us through the many reasons why we should praise God, and she allows us to know when praise is crucial. Another thing I loved about this book was after each chapter there was a nice long prayer of Praise, then a study to make sure we understood what we had just read, and bible verses to dwell on. This book was well laid out and well written, and can be used as a devotional if you care to. Very well done. I look forward to reading more of Stormie Omartian's work. May God continue to bless her and use her towards the honour and glory of His Kingdom. For surely we can be made better and brighter christians by following her teaching. Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar 09/02/07
This book is a great Bible study! It is inspiring and uplifting. So good that I bought a few for ladies at church! Stormie is a great writer. I believe she is able to reach all levels of education and understanding.
This book is filled with encouragement, help, and creates a desire to read the bible with fresh eyes.
My words will not do this book justice. I love the whole series. Buy it and see for yourself why I love this series. I'd also recommend that you buy "When God Stopped Keeping Score," which is an intimate look at the power of God in forgiveness. It's on sale here on BN. You will love it.
I love all her books. They have helped me through a very difficult time. I would read all of them.