Have you found yourself in a place where prayer has become stale and mundane? Do you come to God with a grocery list of prayer requests, only to find when you are done handing God your list, you still feel empty? Is there still power in prayer, you might be asking. I am here to tell you, there is! In Daniel Henderson’s book “Transforming Prayer”, he addresses these very issues that many Christians face.
Grocery list prayer has never worked for any believer who has wanted true transformation in their life. Making a list of prayer requests and seeking the hand of God to move on a believer’s behalf was not God’s intention for prayer. God intended prayer to be a two-way communication between the Creator and the creation. Henderson presents a life-changing method that is not new to the Christian community.
The fundamental difference between our prayer lists and the prayer concerns we find the Bible is that we pray about personal problems, while most of the biblical prayers focus on Christ’s purposes. (page 87) How do we change the nature of how we pray? It can only come through worship-based prayer. Worship-based prayer seeks the face of God to bring transformation and not His hand.
Daniel Henderson explains in “Transforming Prayer” the basics and foundation of worship-based prayer. He will guide through the “4/4 pattern” of prayer, as well as direct you in the most effective questions you can ask while on this journey of prayer. It also comes with chapter-by-chapter questions for application and discussion.
I would recommend this book to any Christian who truly wants transformation in their prayer lives. This book can only become effective if you are to put the principles of what Henderson teaches into practice. Then and only then will you see that everything changes when you seek God’s face!
I have received this complimentary book from Bethany House, through the bloggers program. The views and opinions are my own.