The Prayer That Changes Everything: The Hidden Power of Praising Godby Published 01 Jul 2005
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Every time you praise God, something changes within you, in your circumstances, or in the people or situation around you. You can't see all that is being affected, but you can trust that it is. It is impossible to come into contact with all that God is without change taking place.
The Prayer That Changes Everything: The Hidden Power of Praising God Reviews
Title: THE PRAYER THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING
Author: Stormie Omartian
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Genre: Inspirational/prayer/Christian Life
One of the most wonderful thing about God is that He loves to hear our praises. According to Ms. Omartian, He lives in our praises. Even though God is always with us, and we are never alone, when we worship Him, then He comes to dwell with us in power.
When we praise God, something changes within you, or about your circumstances. Hearts change, minds change, attitudes change, and lives change. You can’t be in God’s presence without being affected by it in some way.
There are reasons to praise God every day, and there are times when praise in necessary.
THE PRAYER THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING is divided up into two sections.
Part 1: Fifteen reasons to Praise God Now
Part 2: Fifteen Times when Praise is Crucial
Fifteen reasons to Praise God Now, includes ideas such as:
Because He is my creator
Because He is my Heavenly father
Because He has forgiven me
Because He is holy
Because He is….
And Fifteen times when Praise is Crucial includes:
When I am troubled by negative thoughts and emotions
When I have fear and discouragement
When I don’t see answers to my prayers
When I suffer great loss, disappointment, and failure
When I sense all is well
I totally believe in the power of prayer and in the power of praise, and there are times when I just have to praise Him. God is a great and wonderful God, and He deserves our total devotion and praise. I highly recommend THE PRAYER THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING as a must read. There are verses included and places for further thought and reflection, as well as applications. $14.99. 316 pages.
Really helped me see and think about the importance of worshipping God. Read half straight-through on vacation and the rest devotional-style, in little bits. So much highlighting and underlining, I will be referring back to this quite often. Good stuff!
This could have been a really great study but for three things: whomever edited could have done a much better/more thorough job, the book really dragged on and most likely should have been split into a series of two or three books, and most importantly, her verse selections were many times taken unnecessarily out of their context, from as little as two surrounding verses to as much as six or ten. For the newer believers they really need that context to help them understand what's going on. Other than those points it had some very moving, thought provoking lessons.
This is hands down my favorite book by Stormie Omartian. As all her books are, this is nicely organized and laid out. The focus on Praise directed toward God in every circumstance is practical meat for Christians- and this book serves it up well. Consider it a kind of "Playbook for Praising God". Christians would do well to read and practically apply. Useful, well written, an excellent resource for prayer devotional time. I would strongly consider using this in ministry with a group. Excellent! I'd go through it again!
An excellent devotional book for men or women! It is heartfelt, indepth, full of the Word, and inspiring. It really made me think about a lot of things and the follow-up questions were thought provoking and life changing.