This book was recently recommended to me by my new friend Rose Spillenaar Harmer, who writes listeningtohear.wordpress.com, a great Christian blog. I’m only about 1/3 of the way through it, but it is already revolutionizing the way I pray. Thanks, Rose!
Hour That Changes the World, The: A Practical Plan for Personal Prayer: Dick Eastman, Joni Tada: 9780800793135: Amazon.com: Books.
I will be including some of Dick Eastman’s insights in my Morning Reading posts. But that venue can’t convey what this book offers.
Mr. Eastman presents a way to pray for an hour each day, using 12 5-minute prayer activities. The framework provides a rich basis for prayer encompassing praise, confession, supplication, God’s Word, and much more. And the framework is flexible enough to meet different needs and styles.
He suggests an hour a day as being scripturally based, but encourages the reader to try doing at least 12 minutes to try the process out.
I’m currently doing the first 4 activities: Praise, Waiting, Confession, and God’s Word. I don’t time myself, but rather do as long as feels right on each activity. Lovely!
Prayer: Father, teach us to pray and to explore and expand our relationship with you!