We have many reasons to be excited about prayer—and to pray with urgency! Guy Richard shows us that as we pour out our hearts to the Lord, we and the world around us will be changed. Informative, encouraging, and practical, this brief book will serve as a helpful primer for pastors, elders, study groups, and Christians who seek encouragement and instruction on prayer and its blessings.
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There is perhaps no more important spiritual discipline that Christians wish they were more consistent in exercising than prayer. Many believers recognize a deficiency in their prayer lives but are at a loss to know how to make any serious progress toward consistent growth. In Persistent Prayer, Guy M. Richard carefully teaches on biblical prayer from both the Old and New Testaments, asking the reader practical and engaging questions. This book will encourage you to seek the God who loves to hear and answer the prayers of those who pour their hearts out before him.
—Nick Batzig, Associate Editor, Ligonier Ministries; Senior Pastor, Church Creek Presbyterian, Charleston
It sounds axiomatic, but God answers prayer. If for no other reason, we should pray more. Guy Richard offers to the church a clear and encouraging path to reclaim and revive prayer as the grace of pleading with God. Honestly, I don’t pray as much or as earnestly as I should. I fear most would give a similar confession. Yet this book does not indict as much as it encourages. It is written not from the lofty perches of the academy but from the humble heart of one hungry to know God. When you read this book, you will find one who—like you—struggles to pray and yet rejoices to know that God graciously welcomes and answers our prayers.
—Anthony J. Carter, Lead Pastor, East Point Church, East Point, Georgia; Coauthor, Dying to Speak: Meditations from the Cross
I love this book! In an inviting and compelling way, Persistent Prayer captures the desperate, urgent need we have to pray. As you read through these pages, you will find yourself encouraged and inspired to talk to God. Thank you, Guy, for giving us such clear answers, anchored in the Scriptures, for why we should pray. What a gift.
—Crawford W. Loritts Jr., Author; Speaker; Radio Host
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